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Nov 5, 2001, 01:11 PM
 
I recenetly downloaded two img files but am having some trouble opening them. I've tried shrinkwrap, and disc copy. For some reason both files are identified as PC files. I was not aware that you could create a PCimg. Any ideas on how I can open these or change them to a mac format? Running OS 9.0.4

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Nov 5, 2001, 01:34 PM
 
I'm surprised that disk copy won't open them.....

Do you have Toast? If so just open the file in toast and mount the disc image.
     
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Nov 5, 2001, 01:42 PM
 
Toast will not recognize the files, they don't even show up as options when I look in the folder for them.
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Nov 5, 2001, 01:57 PM
 
Where did you download from?
     
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Nov 5, 2001, 02:02 PM
 
.img files require that they have a resource fork to open. If you downloaded them straight off the Internet without any form of compression or encoding, they are unusable.

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Nov 5, 2001, 02:02 PM
 
I downloaded the files from hotline. Additionally I cannot open the files on a PC either.
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Nov 5, 2001, 05:38 PM
 
Originally posted by AppleScript:
<STRONG>.img files require that they have a resource fork to open. If you downloaded them straight off the Internet without any form of compression or encoding, they are unusable.

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Not necessarily.

Was the Hotline server a PC server? If so, you're screwed.

If not, well, then you're probably screwed anyway and they're corrupted.
     
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Nov 5, 2001, 10:10 PM
 
Both servers were mac servers. I guess I'll just have to suck it up. thanks anyway
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Nov 6, 2001, 12:46 PM
 
The file type of .img files should be rohd. The creator type should be ddsk. Did you check that?

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Nov 8, 2001, 07:50 PM
 
i have no idea what you are talking about. how would i go about checking that?
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Nov 8, 2001, 10:19 PM
 
Go into your Script Editor. Type in the following:
tell application "Finder"
{file type, creator type} of selection
end tell

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Nov 9, 2001, 04:17 AM
 
Via Applescript?! And if you want to change it, what do you tell the finder?
Hack3006, open ResEdit, open your file with "Get file/folder Info..." from the "Edit" menue.
Murphy's Second Corollary:
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Nov 9, 2001, 11:30 AM
 
To change it, you tell the Finder:

tell application "Finder"
set {file type of selection, creator type of selection} to {"1111", "2222"} --strings can be changed
end tell

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