Installing Old Mac OS Sounds

I have been going on recently about how I miss old things, particularly in relation to Mac OS 9.2.2 and earlier. As much as I love OS X the nostalgic pull of the cool features of the older versions is something which I can’t ignore.

One of the things which I have particularly missed is the cool alert sounds which were supplied with older versions of Mac OS. With that in mind, I set out to find a guide which would tell me how to install the old sounds. I am delighted to say that I found one and you can too at

I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Chris McVeigh at Macworld for creating this fantastic guide, you are awesome!

The only issue I had when following the guide was that after converting the sounds in iTunes (now Music) I noticed that some of the files were not named with the aiff extension so I had to change that for them to show in the Sound panel of System Preferences.

I can now piss off people around me with “wild eep”. That makes me happy!

Thanks for reading.

Author: geekbrigade
Loves technology and spends (too much) free time watching videos on YouTube. Mostly uses Mac since Windows 10 became a thing but was always a mac fan since high school. Prefers Linux as a PC operating system.

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