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  • Started 13 years ago by Joao V Costa
  • Latest reply 13 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Joao V Costa Member

    I am trying Fetch 4 for transferring files between my work and home computers, both with Mac OS X and the same preferences for Fetch. Application files (for instance Word documents) and even the applications themselves (both Mac OS X and Classic) are downloaded as plain documents, when the format is set to automatic. Opening the Get info panel for the downloaded files indicates general document; type docu/macs; application none. When I try to select an application, nothing happens.
    What am I doing wrong?

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Unfortunately the Mac OS X FTP server does not support transfering an entire Mac file, including the resource fork and Finder information. I imagine that this problem may be addressed in a future release, or by a third-party FTP server such as Rumpus. In the meantime, you can only transfer the same sort of files that you can transfer to a non-Mac, namely documents without a resource fork or special Finder information. To make those transfers work you should give your files name extensions (for example, .doc for Word documents) so that Fetch can give them the right type and creators.

    Another option is to use File Sharing to transfer files between Mac OS X machines.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

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