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schwach
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:49 pm    Post subject: MacSFTP/SSH and Macbinary issues!! (Linux too!) Reply with quote

Hello all,

Sorry to ask this here, but..

Here’s the issue. I had to upgrade a imac from OS9.2 to OS X 10.2.X. In order to do this I had to backup some of the existing files to my Linux box. I used a program called Macsftp to sftp the files to the Linux box. After I did the upgrade I sftp'ed the files back over to OS X. Now, OS X cannot read the files. After a little playing with the Mac sftp program, I found an option to do "force mac binary". I found that this option works when I go to and from the Linux box. Now that I have successfully transferred the original files incorrectly, is there a way to fix the files???

Any help is greatly appreciated!

-Schwach :oops:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most likely the resource forks are gone. I've dont this on occasion, basically for many things, such as word documents, you can add the proper file extension to them, for some others you need to change the file type/creator codes (type "file type creator" in at http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx for some programs to do that).

Some files may be gone if their data was stored in the resource fork of the file instead of the data fork, but for the most part you should be ok.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 1:29 am    Post subject: Thanks! Reply with quote

The file type creator progrmas worked great!!!

-Schwach
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