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ResEdit 2.1.3

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ResEdit.sit (817.39 KB)
MD5: 9166dae37b91a727382ee59f5a7e123f
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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resedit_2.1.3.sea_.bin (464.75 KB)
MD5: 07b93ea43811f069ccdb166d1cb7e19c
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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resedit_2.1.3.img_.sea_.bin (451.00 KB)
MD5: b6654146bf02c9ea80dfd58df62dc40a
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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ResEdit213J.sit_.hqx (412.51 KB)
MD5: 253b2fe6a7f939cc2c24d48772139016
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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Apple's resource editor. Comes in handy for a lot of things, like changing file types or seeing invisible files.

What is ResEdit? A: ResEdit is short for Resource Editor. Resources are all of the little things inside a program that makes it what it is. For all intents and purposes, a program is divided into two parts, called forks. One part is the Data Fork, which is the inner guts of a program. The other part is the Resource Fork. The resource fork is the place where all of the pictures, icons, sounds, and other multimedia goodies are stored. With ResEdit, you can change those resources to customize a program.

For an easy access primer grab the PDF: "The BMUG Guide to ResEdit, Expanded 4th Edition" along with the ResEdit tools & templates, etc, included in with the accompanying BMUG - Zen ROM.

This archive should have the MD5 checksum and file size:
9166dae37b91a727382ee59f5a7e123f *ResEdit.sit
07b93ea43811f069ccdb166d1cb7e19c *ResEdit_2.1.3.sea.bin
464d904f862d713cdcd6dea54243f0c4 *ResEdit_2.1.3.img.sea.bin

Architecture: 68k

SSW 6.0 to Mac OS 9.2.2

68k encoded - works fine in both 68k and PPC Macintosh.


GuiBer's picture
by GuiBer - 2021, March 30 - 8:45pm

I know that 3.0d3c3, made in 1996, was the last version released.
Never heard a 4.0 version, but I could be wrong.

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by SwedeBear - 2021, March 30 - 2:23pm

Found an archive named 'ResEdit v4.0' dated 1998-11-07; was RE ever released in v4?

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by LukasAppleFan - 2021, March 30 - 2:01pm

Is this normal that after a while the app's app icon will be removed ?

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by WhosIt.There - 2020, September 10 - 2:07am

It would depend on the resource type and what you want to use them for. There are some programs that can extract the sound resources, for example, into playable music files.

You can of course just use ResEdit (or Resourcer) to manually copy out individual resources into another file. I used to do that all the time to copy game sounds out to use as custom system alert sounds ... a great one is to use the Lemmings "Oh No!" sound as your system error beep, or for when emails arrive from an annoying work colleague. Smile

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by Headset Guy - 2020, September 9 - 3:04pm

Very powerful and awesome program; I'm viewing a lot of resources that I didn't know existed from some of my favorite programs. Incidentally, is there a program I can use to extract the resources and not just view them?

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by MikeTomTom - 2010, June 4 - 8:48am

I have a good clean copy of this and will post it up shortly

Uploaded and replaced with a clean ResEdit Smile

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by MikeTomTom - 2010, June 4 - 8:31am

Is the uploaded file still infected?

Yes; This from a Disinfectant 3.7.1 scan today:

ResEdit 2.1.3
Disk scanning run started.
04/06/2010, 4:19:02 PM.
ResEdit 2.1.3
### File infected by nVIR A.
Last modification 31/01/2010, 1:05:07 PM.
Disk scanning run completed.
04/06/2010, 4:19:02 PM.


28 total files.
0 errors.
1 file infected by nVIR A.
1 total infected file.

Earliest infected file: ResEdit
Last modification 31/01/2010, 1:05:07 PM.

However; Not for much longer Laughing out loud

I have a good clean copy of this and will post it up shortly - somebody has to do it Wink Same 1.4MB in size but in a .sit archive to make it easier for folks to use.

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by Bolkonskij - 2010, March 24 - 4:39pm

Is the uploaded file still infected?

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, February 18 - 2:48am

Use Disinfectant
that it'll take care of that.

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by djpumpkin - 2010, February 18 - 1:33am

This version of ResEdit is infected with the virus nVIR A

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by IIGS_User - 2010, January 31 - 10:45am

Please .sit the Mini vMac friendly 1.4 MB disk image. Wink

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by soudesune - 2010, January 24 - 3:07pm

Be warned, people, ResEdit is a great way of breaking your OS, as I have found out with much experimentation as to what can be done with it. It is fun though.
Be sure to have a bootable backup volume!

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by hittoo4587 - 2009, September 23 - 1:00am

I yanked every cool sound out of Spectre Supreme, After Dark and Aperion (pre OSX) using little old ResEdit, and my department had the coolest system sounds for years. Those were the days... When I can afford a new computer (right), I plan to turn my old iMac, which I am using right now and is still functioning very well, into a pure OS 9 environment, and pick up right where I left off. THANK YOU, mac garden!!

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by andymac - 2009, August 25 - 6:43pm

I use it to change Splash Screens and Menu Names in my favorite programs.

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by Shigerello - 2009, August 6 - 6:18am

You need ResEdit when things oblige you a hard way. You know, in older Mac OS (before OSX), such kind of situations are common.