1.1 • 05 Aug 2004

Flexible `Get Info` application.


Developer website: Rainer Brockerhoff

Xray is a flexible and powerful "Get Info" program that allows you to access information about a file via the Finder's contextual menu, icon drag&drop or the Services menu. Will accept third-party plugins for feature expansion.

What's New

Version 1.1:
  • When batch removing resource forks from the 'Change Type and Creator for Enclosedâ' dialog, XRay would, under certain circumstances, stop prematurely when one of the items already had an empty resource fork. This has been fixed.
  • Cocoa applications with no NIB files were being incorrectly reported as Carbon applications.
  • Dual-fork Mach-O files (yes, they exist!) were being incorrectly reported as Classic 68K applications.
  • Xcode, Interface Builder and other Cocoa applications that depended upon a certain minimum JVM version were being incorrectly reported as Java applications.
  • When running XRay as administrator, sometimes preference changes were being incorrectly saved to the 'root' user's folder. This has been fixed.
  • The eSellerate library has been updated to its latest version (3.5.6), making registration faster - at least until a new version comes out.
  • Generic documents could be incorrectly reported as 'Unix Executable File' if their executable permission was set. Actually, this seems to be a Panther bug; XRay now checks the file contents to see if the file is really executable object code, and reports it as such. (Some '.DS_Store' files seem especially susceptible to this.)
  • Separate counts are now done for invisible files and folders, instead of conflating them into one count as previously.
  • XRay now sends the user's Mac OS X version number back to my server when the online version checking facility is used, and the 'Check for Updates' window is opened automatically when you upgrade XRay. Please click on it whenever you upgrade XRay or your system, to give me statistics about which versions of Mac OS X are still being used; from what I see so far, 10.1.x is completely dead and 10.2.x (Jaguar) very nearly so.
  • A crash when starting up XRay with some system configurations has been fixed.
  • Some internal fixes and adjustments have been made.


Mac OS X 10.1 - 10.4. Several functions no longer work properly under 10.5 or 10.6, and use on these systems is not supported.


Current Version (1.x)


Version Downloads
Utilities / File Management
05 Aug 2004
OS X / PPC 32