Your best friend for file transfer.

Fetch application logoFetch

pdf files (6 posts)

This is an archived topic. The information in it is likely to be out-of-date and no longer applicable to current versions of Fetch.
  • Started 12 years ago by Diane
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Diane Member

    When my pdf files are downloaded they are blank.
    What am i doing wrong?

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Make sure that you either download them in Binary mode, or have a suffix mapping that identifies .pdf files as binary.

    A while back there was a copy of Internet Config that incorrectly listed PDF files as text files; it could be that your Mac has the incorrect setting.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Ken Member

    I was having the same problem with pdf files. I checked the data while a pdf file was uploading, and it _was_uploading as text. This evidently was the default setting in my new copy of OS 9.1 that came as part of the OS X package I loaded early this month. Everything works fine after changing the Control Panel setting.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Diane Member

    • I do not understanding what you are referring to: control panel settings/default settings.
    • Is this via fetch or the general apple settings. There is no fetch listed under the control panel settings in apple.
    • Are you referring to customized> located in the fetch menu bar or customized>preferences in the fetch menu bar. My files were suffixed with pdf.
    • They did translate when I reset the upload to raw data and down load to binary.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • uhu Member

    can somebody explain my the last questions of Diane in detail please?
    I've encountered the same problems since switching to Fetch 4.0.1. With version 3.0.3 everything worked fine.

    So I assume that my settings to upload and download (to test it) are not correct.

    Thanks ueli

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Part of the confusion may be that there are two places where suffix mappings are kept and edited. Fetch can use its own suffix mappings -- you get to these by choosing "Suffix Mapping..." from the Customize menu in Fetch.

    Alternatively, if you choose "Use Internet Config" in Fetch's Preferences dialog, Fetch will use settings stored in a system called Internet Config. On Mac OS 8 and 9 Internet Config settings are managed in the Internet Control Panel; you have to hit the "Advanced" tab and scroll down to the "File Mapping" icon.

    It might be easiest to uncheck the "Use Internet Config" box in the General section of Preferences and do everything in Fetch. In that case you'd choose "Suffix Mapping..." from the Customize menu, scroll down to the .pdf entry, press the Change button, and then make sure that the entry is set to "Transfer as: Binary", with a file type of "PDF " and a creator of "CARO".

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

Topic closed

This topic has been closed.