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Can't re-open files of Quark and FileMaker (6 posts)

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  • Started 11 years ago by Anna Pellizzari
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Anna Pellizzari Member

    I am a Mac user and I backupped files on a Unix server using Fetch 4.0.3 using Automatic format and mode. But when I copy the files back to my HD those made with Quark XPress and FileMaker can't be opened any more (they are not even seen by the programs). Can you help me?

    anna

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The problem may be that the files do not have correct type and creator information. The way this is supposed to work is that the files should have file name extensions that identify their type (e.g. .qxd for Quark, .fm for FileMaker). Then an entry in Fetch's Suffix Mapping list would map from each suffix to the correct type/creator codes.

    Since you've already downloaded the files you could just correct the type/creator codes using a program like ResEdit (on OS 9) or Super Get Info (on OS X). Or you could re-download them with the desired suffixes and suffix mappings in place.

    Let me know if you have any questions; this subject is the source of a lot of confusion.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Anna Pellizzari Member

    Dear Jim;
    thanks for the reply. I added the extensions and it perfectly worked. Now I'm still in troubles with fonts... they are not readable any more by SuitCase. Thanks for your help,

    Anna

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    These are fonts that you've uploaded and downloaded with Fetch? Do they have a distinctive file name suffix and type/creator?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Anna Pellizzari Member

    [Q]These are fonts that you've uploaded and downloaded with Fetch?
    (R) Yes.
    (Q) Do they have a distinctive file name suffix and type/creator?
    Some have (.afm) some don't. The printer fonts (those with an 'A' as an icon) are dowloaded as binhex, then unstuffed and recognised by the system; but the screen font suitcases (those normally carrying a suitcase-like icon) are not recognised and their icon is the typical blank sheet of unknown documents. Some fonts work also without the screen font suitcase (e.g. Bodoni) others don't. Names of not working fonts are like: Crillee.afm or Frankgotdem (without extension).
    Hope I've described the problem -and forgive my rough English.
    Thanks again,

    Anna

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I would compare the type and creator codes of the files that work with the ones that don't work. You can do that with ResEdit (on OS 9 or in Classic) or Super Get Info (on OS X).

    You might also try downloading with the Mode pop-up set to Binary.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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