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As of the posting of this tip, the Mac OS 9 downloads on Apple's support site are not fully available.

This tip of a method of obtaining the downloads was suggested by sdfox7. Special thanks to them for decoding

Global Nav Open Menu Global Nav Close Menu; Apple; Shopping Bag +.

how to discover old downloads.

Mac OS 9 doesn’t seem to recognize the files correctly when loaded on to a flash drive. Your best bet is to burn the files to a CD-R. Also, remember that many older Macs that run OS 9 do not have DVD drives, so don’t forget to use a CD-R for those machines. A CD-RW may also be suitable. Then, launch the Mac OS 9 app and install your game or software. Then shut down the Mac OS 9 app and either delete, move, or rename the disk image that you added and no longer want to use in Mac OS 9. The next time you start up the Mac OS 9 app, the disk image will no longer be on the desktop. An easy way to run 'classic' Mac OS applications under Windows. Under Windows, software written for the 'classic' Mac OS (i.e. Versions 6 through 9) can only be run through software that emulates Macintosh hardware from 1980s and 1990s. The most advanced of these emulator programs is SheepShaver. Altough, there is a newer version of Mac OS 9.2.2 universal boot disk compiled in 2013 that is supposed to support most G3 and G4 models, it really doesn't boot a lot of them, while this 2002 one does. See also: Mac OS 9.2.2 'boot kit' for booting your G3 or G4 from an USB stick. Download Mac OS 9.2.2 Universal (2002 edition) for Mac.


Locate the support.apple.com website for the download. In the case of most of the system downloads for Mac OS 9, there is this link:


and


In event the link doesn't work, go to http://web.archive.org/ to find it. For this link, the example site is:




If you are looking for the 9.2.2 download, the direct link from that page is



Clicking through



First on the page you will find North American English, 9.2.2, 21.3MB.


When you right click, or control-mouse button the download link and select copy link, you obtain:



Edit this link to reveal just the file name and not the path going to it and paste it in your favorite search engine. In this case, the file name is:


Mac_OS_9.2.2_Update.smi.bin


Searching you'll find that this link has that download.



As it happens, the website:


How To Download On Mac Os 9.2

Mac os download freeFree

has the download links for all the Mac OS 9 updates and others.

You can use a similar method for many other downloads of older software.


As I also found out, .bin files even Mac OS X 10.9 understands. .smi files Disk utility won't open in Mac OS X 10.9, but it will convert to .dmg files.

If you copy the contents to a USB Flash drive of the same name as the dmg file (without the suffix), it can hold the installer in question and connect older Mac OS 9 machines to run the installer from. Just make sure the USB drive is formatted HFS+ no journaling, or FAT16 and under 4GB in size.


The other thing to note, is that no Mac running Mac OS X 10.3 or higher supports the old style floppy disks of under 1.4 MB. The beige PowerMacs were the last that supported the 800k floppies with the single notch on the the corner. If you have floppies with two notches on either corner of the label, then they are 1.4 MB.

1.4 MB floppy looks like:

400k and 800k floppy look like:

Note how the 800k only has one notch for the write protect tab, and no other opening on the other corner.


The thread I learned about this method isLinks for Mac OS 9 Downloads are faulty!


Other older knowledgebase links can be found by this tip's methods:



Some of the articles linked to for these updates may refer to the old knowledgebase format which may yield links you can convert with archive.org,

How To Download On Mac Os 90 Days

as described below:

How To Download On Mac Os 9.7


Apple Os 9 Download


Note: the ii.net mirror that used to be linked to no longer exists.