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Sep 97 - Tips

Volume Number: 13 (1997)
Issue Number: 9
Column Tag: Tips & Tidbits

Tips & Tidbits

by Steve Sisak

Problem

Your Mac is crashing, and all your disk utilities report no problems. Yet you know something is wrong!

Solution

Check, and if necessary, repair your System file using ResEdit. Here's how.

1. Start ResEdit, and select Verify... from the File menu.

2. Open your System file:

3. If ResEdit finds a problem, it will tell you:

4. Since the file is locked, it cannot be repaired. Make a copy of the System file by

  1. Press the Option key
  2. Click on the System file
  3. While holding the Option key down, drag the System file to the desktop. This will make a copy of the System file.

5. Repeat steps 1 & 2 above, but instead of selecting the System file in the System folder, select the System file that you just copied to the Desktop.

6. This time, because the file is not use, ResEdit can make the repairs.

7. Verify it one more time just to make sure.

8. Drag the damaged System file from the System folder and place it in the Trash.

9. Drag the repaired System file from the Desktop to the System folder.

10. Restart your Mac. All is well.

Bill Modesitt
bill@mauisoftware.com

 
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