Macintosh type/creator code

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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.
 
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.
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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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Latest revision as of 21:03, 5 August 2019

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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