Mac OS Classic is a graphical operating system by Apple and the predecessor to the more modern Mac OS X. For questions about the latter, use the [osx] tag.

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How to run System 7.1-era apps on an OS X MacBook Pro

I have an ancient Mac program called MiniCAD 7 which runs on Mac System 7.1 and would like to operate this program on my new MacBook Pro laptop that has the OSX operating system. Also I have floppy ...
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How do I find the MAC address in Mac OS 9?

I've never used a Mac in my life – now I have to find out the MAC address of Mac OS 9. I can't even find terminal or console there.
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MacDraw II file recovery (resources in RESOURCE.FRK)

I have old MacDraw II files. Each file has a its resource fork (I suppose) in a directory called RESOURCE.FRK. I tried FixupResourceForks to relink the files but without success. Then I could set the ...
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What are `Desktop DB` or `Desktop DF` files on external HD?

I have two unknown files called Desktop DB and Desktop DF at the root of an external HD. The drive is formatted HFS+ and as far as I can remember has only ever been connected to a few Macs. Both ...
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How can I run a Mac OS Classic program on Snow Leopard?

Is it possible to run a Mac OS Classic application on Snow Leopard?
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PowerPC emulator for Windows/Mac OS X capable of running Mac OS 8.1

I have an old Mac OS 7 application written in Symantec Think C++ 8 which I'd like to resurrect. I can run my old Mac OS 8.x image on Basilisk II exactly as it was at the time of development, ...
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Connecting to a Mac OS Classic computer over ethernet

I'd like to be able to remote connect in (like SSH) to a Mac Classic laptop to retrieve some files. It's been forever since I've used Classic and I've forgotten everything. Is there a remote login ...
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Copy files from Mac OS 9 to Windows 7?

Today I fired up a PowerMac 9500 that's been sitting dormant for 10 years, and I want to copy the data files over to my Windows 7 system (NTFS). The Mac is running OS 9 and, after some fiddling around ...
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How to unlock Mac OS 9.x user account OR install Ubuntu on this iMac

I have an old CRT iMac that I found on the street. It has a CD-ROM drive. I accidentally locked myself out of the user accounts while playing with it. (I typed in a password quickly and coudn't ...
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Mac OS 9 Browsers

I have a client who doesn't want to upgrade to OS X because of licenses, and needing to update software etc. The last time I did some browsing on his computer, using a very old version of Internet ...