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Authored by: Meeker on Oct 22, '01 03:46:33PM

To set up your computer to run two finders at the same time, one finder being the root finder, is easy. First you need to make a copy of the finder. The finder can be found in System/Library/CoreServices. Once you located the finder you need to duplicate it. Move the duplicated finder wherever you want it, rename it to something like "root finder", and change the icon. Then put the new finder into the dock. This will allow you to switch back and fourth between finders. Next, download a program called Skeleton Key. It can be found at http://www.indigox.dyndns.org/ . It will allow you to run the new finder as root. Put skeleton key into the dock. Then all you have to do is drag the new finders icon onto the Skeleton Key icon in the dock. Type in your administer username and password and there you go. You may want to change the root finders background so you don't get confused as to which finder you are using. To quit the root finder just press option+command+escape and force quit the root finder. Note: if you have a window open in either of the finders you may not be able to switch between them. Just close the windows to switch.



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