Bulk Changing of Type and Creator Codes – Revisited

Changing Type and Creator - Revisited

In a previous post (https://happymacs.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/change-typecreator-codes-for-folder-of-files/) I introduced readers to BunchTyper, a wonderful little utility that does bulk Type and Creator code changing on entire folders full of files at the same time. This is “just the ticket” when importing folders full of files from the less advanced PC file systems of the day.

At the time, BunchTyper was the only bulk Type/Creator changer that I had come across. In this post, I would like to introduce readers to DropAttribute, another utility that does exactly the same thing, and with speed and elegance. While I still default to BunchTyper, I am glad to have found DropAttribute, and I hope that it may be of some use to you too.

DropAttribute 0

Using DropAttribute could not be simpler. Using Finder, navigate to the folder full of files that you are importing. Drag and drop that folder onto the DropAttribute program icon and the following dialog pops up:

DropAttribute 1

Simply fill in the desired Type and Creator codes:

DropAttribute 2

and click “Change”. That is it! DropAttribute quietly and quickly walks through the folder (and any subfolders, if you have selected this) and changes the Type/Creator codes of all files that are present. I tested this on my Quadra 840AV running Mac OS 8.1, and it worked like a champ.

DropAttribute can be found at Macintosh Garden at http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/dropattribute.

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