I am not sure what you did, you can simply replace the application without changing or removing anything else. No need to remember to save the ROM file, because you would not touch it while replacing the application.
I needed to get rid of some files that I had installed that should not have been there. I see now that I could have made it much simpler. Thanks.
Exactly what is this "alias folder" on your MacOSX desktop? Is it an alias to a folder? Where is that folder located? How do you save a file from within SheepShaver to that "alias folder"? Don't you have a folder (not an alias, an actual folder) set to be the shared folder ("Unix Root") in SheepShaver settings? Which folder (its location) did you set as shared folder?
I probably make this more complex but I am always afraid of losing really important things. When I was changing over from the G4 so I created a folder called today's docs in the Documents folder. Then I put the alias on the OSX desktop. Just so I could keep track of which were new from the G4. I started putting "todays" files into it.
From OS9 SS I save the documents into the actual folder. But Simple Text does not save there visibly. Other apps have (MacProjectPro and FilemakerPro and .pdf). I haven't used it enough (because it makes me nervous) to know whether any other files go invisible besides the Simple Text or Teach Text files. Both those go invisible reliably.
In order to save a file to the today's folder, I "save as" from within the software and select the Desktop, select Unix. I then save the file anywhere within my user folder (which is my shared folder). I save it to the "real" Today's documents.
I could create an alias for Today's on the OS9 desktop and save it there. I haven't tried that.
On the other hand the file also goes invisible when I save it to the MacOS9 desktop (every file tends to do that). This should be able to be seen in the desktop folder in "shared". But it is not visible even with Kilometre.
It also goes invisible if I try to save directly to the Documents folder or directly to the "shared" folder.
MacProjectPro files also go invisible if I just save them to the OS9 desktop. I had hoped that they would be visible from there. I wish there was a way to peer into Sheepshaver desktop from OS9 besides that one folder...or with that folder in the shared folder, reliably.
(I like my new icons.)