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Not a proper MacBinary III format file (5 posts)

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  • Started 12 years ago by Chaski
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Chaski
  • Chaski Member

    We get this error when downloading 1 out of every 30-40 jobs. The actual error message is: "Error:this file is not a proper MacBinary III format file. Try turning off MacBinary Interpretation in the Preferences dialog." I tried unchecking the Recognize and decode MacBinary III box in the download preferences, then tried to download the file again and get the error. We have to have the file resent. Any ideas what would cause this?

    Thanks!!

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    So you get the error even after you have unchecked the box? That's very strange. Could you upload one of the files in question to the incoming folder at ftp.fetchsoftworks.com (leave the User ID and Password fields blank)?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Chaski Member

    The past few weeks I've asked artists to save any files that give them this message. I have one now that gives me this same error message, but will not download anything until I turned off MacBinary interpretation. I was able to download the file, but it will not decode - even manually. I uploaded it to you. It is named Q4•GREAT AMERICAN...

    [This message has been edited by Chaski (edited 01-16-2002).]

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The MacBinary header of that file indicates that the file is about a megabyte in length, but in fact the file is much shorter. That's what Fetch is complaining about.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Chaski Member

    Thanks Jim for your quick reply.

    So, basically what your telling me is that somewhere in the transfer this file got corrupt and there's probably nothing that can be done to prevent this, right?

    Thanks again!

    Posted 12 years ago #

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