Blessed Folder

Andre Masella
Mon, 24 Aug 1998 21:05:06 -0400

No, what often happens is people want to have multi booting and such, or force
folders to be bootable that acctually haven't be read and blessed by MacOS because
they have been artificially created by tools like the HFSUtils. But if we put the
directoryID into the first long word of the second block, it will become blessed.

Pat Dirks wrote:

> Hi,
> >I'm using vMac ( What often happens, is that people can't bless
> the
> >System Folder, is there any way to force the a specific folder to be blessed
> from
> >outside the MacOS.
> Well, I'm not sure what problems you might be having blessing a system
> folder: if you've successfully un-blessed any existing system folder (by
> moving the Finder into some subfolder, for instance) just opening the
> intended new system folder should take care of the blessing.
> I don't know what means you have at your disposal "from outside the
> MacOS" but the Blessed Folder is recorded by a DirectoryID stored in the
> first longword of the volume's Finder Info, which is 92 (decimal, 5C hex)
> bytes into the volume's master directory block (block 2, third 512-byte
> block on the disk).  You could always write the DirectoryID of your
> favorite folder there...
> Hope that helps,
> -Pat Dirks.


-Andre Masella (