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Paper Shadow from 10.6

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James Thomson Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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Apr 25, 2013 8:25 PM

My personal iMac at home is on 10.8 but my laptop actually owned and maintained by my employer is 10.6.  When my own iMac was 10.6 my favorite screen saver was "Paper Shadow".  When I updated to 10.8, Paper Shadow screen saver was not an option, it was gone.  I've been trying to find the Paper Shadow files on my laptop that is at 10.6 and upon which I run the Paper Shadow screen saver always.  There files are not found by the expected labels such as screen saver(s), or Paper Shadow.  I just can't locate this files and would love to so I can export them to my iMac.  Does anyone know where or by what name these files are imbedded in 10.6?  Thanks!


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • mns579 Level 3 Level 3 (565 points)
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    Apr 26, 2013 4:22 AM (in response to James Thomson)

    I have no idea whether it will work if you copy a 10.6 screen saver to a 10.8 machine, but the package you're looking for is


    /System/Library/Screen Savers/Paper Shadow.slideSaver


    Spotlight isn't typically going to find it because it's in a part of the system that Apple thinks you needn't be poking around.

  • mns579 Level 3 Level 3 (565 points)
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    Apr 27, 2013 4:53 AM (in response to James Thomson)

    If you're going to build your own, you could skip the screenshot step by pulling the ten paper shadow images from inside the package.  Control-click on Paper Shadow.slideSaver (Show Package Contents) to get to the Contents folder, then navigate one level down to Resources. There they are: PaperShadow01.jpg through PaperShadow10.jpg.

  • mns579 Level 3 Level 3 (565 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 2:36 PM (in response to James Thomson)

    You're welcome.


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