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  • Started 20 years ago by lukathonic
  • Latest reply 20 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • lukathonic Member

    when I upload files and then pull them back down again, they barely ever retain their file associations. for example, what was a psd file is now just generic. if I go into photoshop and select open it works fine, and then learns the association for the future of the file. Can someone explain to me why file associations and the ability to double click - open a file is lost via ftp? Thanks a lot!

    Posted 20 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    On Mac OS releases before OS X file associations are stored as the file type and creator bytes. Those are not transfered when you use Raw Data to upload a file, because non-Mac servers don't support type and creator information. So the trick is to give files a suffix that Fetch can use to reconstruct the type/creator bytes when the file is downloaded. So, for example, you can configure Fetch's Suffix Mapping feature to map .psd to Photoshop.

    On OS X applications are supposed to register file name suffixes (like .psd) directly, so that the type/creator information is optional.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 20 years ago #

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