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sharing Quark 6 files and deleting old files (6 posts)

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  • Started 10 years ago by guest
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • guest Registered Member

    I have no trouble putting/getting Mac Word files, but putting/getting Quark files isn't working. Do I have to follow special formatting commands for Quark 6 files? If so, what are those commands? How long should the "putting" process take for Quark files (with a file of 40 million bytes, for example)? How can I delete old files?

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You should be sure to upload Quark files in Raw Data format, and give them a .qxd file name suffix so Fetch knows to download them as Quark files as well. Does that work?

    As for how long it should take, that depends on the speed of the connection between you and your server. Is it a dial-up, DSL, or cable modem link? What sort of bytes/sec numbers are you seeing when you try to upload?

    To delete old files, select them in the Fetch file list and choose "Delete Directory or File..." from the Remote menu.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Thanks, Jim. I'm assuming Quark files should not be stuffed before uploading? Is there a similar need to format .tif or .jpg files? I have a cable connection, so I don't know why it takes so long for some files (like quark and .tif) to upload. The bytes/sec varies, from 56000/sec to 2170/sec or slower. The uploading countdown time also varies, often increasing rather than decreasing during the transfer.

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Stuffing is not necessary, but it's not a bad idea if the person you're sharing the files with has StuffIt Expander.

    If the number of bytes sent stops increasing you'll see the transfer rate fall and the time-to-completion rise. That means that the transfer has stalled. If the transmissions don't resume it may indicate a flow-control problem with your cable modem (which you'd have to take up with the cable company).

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    So are there particular formatting issues with .tif or .jpg files as there are for Quark? Is .jpg preferable to .tif and why? And last, when would I use the various options in "Mode" and "Format" when uploading or downloading? Thanks, Jim. You've been very helpful.

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    There aren't particular issues with .tif and .jpg files. Quark files are less common than .tif and .jpg files, and using StuffIt is more likely to be helpful with Quark files, but there's no reason you can't Stuff .tif and .jpg files as well.

    .jpg files are usually smaller than .tif files, but they have less detail.

    You should be able to set both Mode and Format to "Automatic". If that does not work for files like these try setting Mode to Binary and Format to Raw Data.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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