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Offline Syntho

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File types & stripped info
« on: January 07, 2016, 02:17:02 PM »
I had a bunch of files on my OS9 machine and they worked fine, but I transferred them over FTP to a Windows server and the file types were stripped unfortunately. I read that File Buddy can fix it but I tried and didn't have any success. I remember DH saying to either put it into either a .sit or a .bin file for that reason...

Is there something else I could try to salvage these files?

Offline GaryN

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Re: File types & stripped info
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 07:42:35 PM »
It's not lust the files types were stripped, it's that the resource forks have become separated from the data forks. How big a bunch? I recall there being (supposedly) a very painful, difficult, time-consuming way to fix such things provided you can sort out all of the pieces. Never tried it myself.

I think you should just start over with the originals (which you certainly still have…?)

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Re: File types & stripped info
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 07:54:19 PM »
It was a bunch, but a few in particular I really need. The next time I decide to store something on an FTP I'll make sure to make a .bin file out of it.

Offline custos

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Re: File types & stripped info
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 10:09:33 PM »
By file type do you mean the file extention? Have you tried putting the extension back onto the file in Windows? For example .sit or whatever it was to begin with.




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