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Run OS 9 Finder in OS X Classic Classic
In the beta version of OS X, you could run the OS 9 finder in the OS X Classic environment, just like any Classic app. Unfortunately, Apple decided to get rid of this feature for the final. Here is a simple trick for if you want to continue to run the old Finder in OS X.

Copy the Finder from your System Folder to anywhere else. Using File Buddy (, change the copy's file type and creator to 'APPL' and 'aplt' (case sensitive). Now, this copy of the finder should launch like a normal Classic app when the Classic environment is started within OS X.

[Editor's note: Be careful with this one; there are some things it doesn't like doing, like working with OS X files in the OS 9 finder. It's an interesting trick, but some have found that it has a tendency to cause some problems -- make sure you've backed up everything, just in case!]
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Another method of Using the Classic Finder
Authored by: Panjandrum on Apr 14, '01 06:37:55PM

I came up with a method of doing something very similar a while back when running DP4 and the Public Beta (as the accidental byproduct of trying to get something else to work). Give it a try, it seems to provide more functionality. Instructions and screen shots are up on my site (now updated for OS X 10.0):

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