Macintosh type/creator code

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* [[Wikipedia: Type code]]  
 
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20020207055638/http://developer.apple.com/dev/cftype/faq.html Apple Creator Code Registration (archived)]
 
* [http://www.lacikam.co.il/tcdb/ TCDBx] (unmaintained)
 
* [http://www.lacikam.co.il/tcdb/ TCDBx] (unmaintained)
 
* [https://vintageapple.org/macprogramming/pdf/The_Programmers_Apple_Mac_Sourcebook_1989.pdf The Programmers Apple Mac Sourcebook]
 
* [https://vintageapple.org/macprogramming/pdf/The_Programmers_Apple_Mac_Sourcebook_1989.pdf The Programmers Apple Mac Sourcebook]

Latest revision as of 22:46, 17 November 2020

File Format
Name Macintosh type/creator code
Ontology
Released 1984

A Macintosh type code is a file format identifier primarily associated with classic Mac OS. It is in the form of a FourCC.

A creator code is similar, but identifies the application that created the file, and/or the application that should be used to open it. Often, the combination of both the creator code and type code is needed to denote, or to clarify, a file's format.

These codes are essentially the classic Mac OS version of a file extension. They are part of a file's standard metadata in Macintosh filesystems such as HFS. They are found in many Mac-specific archiving formats, often via Finder information.

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