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.hqx files and windows (5 posts)

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  • Started 11 years ago by chopper_pc
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from chopper_pc
  • chopper_pc Member

    Hi all,
    I run an ftp server with both mac and windows users connecting. All the files that the mac users upload automatically are converted to .hqx. The windows users can't seem to get the files converted back to there original form. Stuffit claims to support .hqx, but complains that it does not recognize the files. Is their any way to get fetch to not do this to the files?
    joe

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch will only convert files to BinHex format and put .hqx on their names if the users choose the BinHex format for uploading. I'd ask the users to use Automatic format, which is usually the best choice.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • chopper_pc Member

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    Fetch will only convert files to BinHex format and put .hqx on their names if the users choose the BinHex format for uploading. I'd ask the users to use Automatic format, which is usually the best choice.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Jim,
    Thanks for your reply. My user claims that there is no "Automatic format" option for him. He went to customize,preferences clicked on the upload tab and says his choices are: Mac Binary2, raw data, binhex, and Apple single. Is he looking in the right place?
    thanks,
    joe

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The Automatic format was introduced in Fetch 4.0, so perhaps this user is using Fetch 3.0.3. In that case the best choice is Raw Data, unless the file is a text file (like a CGI or an HTML file) in which case Text format is best.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • chopper_pc Member

    That most certainly is the case, I will have him upgrade. Thanks for your replies.
    joe

    Posted 11 years ago #

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