What is file/creator-type for IE .htm files?

I’m trying to set the filetype/creatortype for some text files, so that they will open in IE. I know that IE’s filetype/creatortype is APPLMSIE, but can anyone tell me what the file/creatortype is for the .htm files that IE opens? Back in the OS9 days, I’d find out via resedit, but now I’m not sure how to find this out.

Here’s a drag and drop app that will return the info you need…

on open fileList
	repeat with oneFile in fileList
		set allinfo to info for oneFile
		set isFolder to allinfo's folder
		set fileName to nameFromPath of (oneFile as string) ¬
			given isFolder:isFolder
		if fileName is not "" then
			if isFolder then
				display dialog "?" & fileName & ¬
					"? " & return & "" & return & "                        Your Selection, is a Folder " & return & " This Application is Intended for Individual Files" & return & "                          Drop a File,  Not a Folder" buttons {"OK ?"} default button 1
				set details to return & "Creator:  " & ¬
					allinfo's file creator & return & ¬
					"Type:  " & allinfo's file type & return & ¬
					"Size:  " & allinfo's size & return & ¬
					"Created:  " & allinfo's creation date & return & ¬
					"Modified:  " & allinfo's modification date & return & ¬
					"Version: " & allinfo's long version
				display dialog "Info for the File:  ?" & fileName & "?" & return & "" & details ¬
					buttons {"Mostly Cool"} default button 1
			end if
		end if
	end repeat
end open
on nameFromPath of thePath given isFolder:isFolder
	if thePath = "" then return ""
	set oldDelims to AppleScript's text item delimiters
	set AppleScript's text item delimiters to ":"
	if isFolder then
		set fileName to text item -2 of thePath
		set fileName to text item -1 of thePath
	end if
	set AppleScript's text item delimiters to oldDelims
	return fileName
end nameFromPath

Hmmm - - - it works in that it provides the size, modified date, and created date, but it doesn’t provide the creatortype or filetype. (those fields are empty)

If you drag a .htm file onto this applet in Mac OS 10.2, does this work for you?

Yes it does Rob, FileType = WAFF and Creator Type = MSIE – Mac OS X 10.2.6

If you have the Apple Developer Tools installed you can use the “GetFileInfo” command in the Terminal app to retrieve the info.


Be sure to leave a trailing space after GetFileInfo, then drag and drop the file in question into the Terminal app’s window.

Rob, if you have the Apple Developer Tools installed you can use this Drag & Drop Applet to return a files attributes…

on open the_item
	set this_item to (quoted form of POSIX path of the_item)
	do shell script "/Developer/Tools/GetFileInfo " & this_item
	display dialog result
end open

Credit sjschultze for his work on his Droplet. I kinda snagged his method ;¬)