Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'root Finder' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
root Finder
Authored by: r0n on Jul 19, '04 05:23:48AM

I think there was a hint for this since 10.1:

just copy /System/Library/.../Finder.app/ to anywhere and rename it Finder2.app or whatever. Now you´re able to drag´n´drop Finder2.app on Pseudo to run as root.

However then there are two Finders running (the User Finder and the pseudo-root copy) sharing the same Dock Icon. In Panther you could distinguish between the User and Root mode windows: The sidebar will contain "root" and the whole finder window configuration might appear different..

Since it´s a bit messy to quit the Finder from Dock if you were adding the 'quit' menu entry (gonna be relaunched instantly sometimes...) i prefer killing the Root-Finder from Terminal or ActivityMonitor utility.



[ Reply to This | # ]