Looking for the FinderStyleforWindows zip file


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thinkpadder

 

Hello, I've just come across this post:

There is given a download link to the FinderStyleforWindows.zip but it doesn't download. I've searched for this file on archive.org but it doesn't even have the forum post archived.

 

How to download this file?

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Nick H.

Why are you looking for that file? According to the post below it, the file is just a registry edit for a finder clone.

 

What are you looking to do?

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thinkpadder
56 minutes ago, Nick H. said:

 

The original URL where that file was posted first is:

https://web.archive.org/web/20071027175431/http://uneasysilence.com/how-to-osx-finder-style-for-windows-explorer/

So it's an installer and a reg file actually. I specially look for this is its ability to add the frequently used folders shortcuts to the left pane of the Windows Explorer on Windows XP; a functionality of the macOS Finder. Some other similar utilities do that too but they try to change the Desktop appearance, add some upper taskbar, and similar things too. I'm not interested in macOS looks. That's why I look specifically for this file but I couldn't find it even on archive.org.

 

Actually, it would be wonderful if the admin of this forum repaired the links to those files.

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Nick H.
3 minutes ago, thinkpadder said:

I specially look for this is its ability to add the frequently used folders shortcuts to the left pane of the Windows Explorer on Windows XP...

For information, the functionality is available in Windows 10, referred to as the Quick Access bar in Windows Explorer. Considering that Windows XP has been unsupported for 6 years, no one should be using it. At least, no one should be going online with a Windows XP machine. That might also explain why you can't find the file online anymore; it's obselete now.

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thinkpadder
46 minutes ago, Nick H. said:

 

Actually it's an IBM T42 Laptop with Windows XP Pro factory installed and I don't think Windows Vista or later would efficiently run on it. At the same time I think that Windows XP is still a great OS. To clarify the matter, you might like to take a look at this:

https://www.xpforums.com/threads/does-anybody-have-the-osx-finderstyleforwindows-zip.934293/#post-3265875

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konstidog

Hi! I recall what you're looking for very well, I messed with it back when XP was a popular OS.

 

https://www.deviantart.com/asilaydyingdl/art/XP-Leopard-Resource-Page-FINAL-118272835

 

I found this deviantart thread, one of the links in it includes the Finderbar you're looking for. I'd recommend running the zip file through virustotal or something first, just to be safe.

Hope this helps you!

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