Found 10 article entries from category: File manipulation

Cannot lock, unlock or delete a file under Mac OS 9?

There was a bug under Mac OS 9 (and maybe Mac OS 8 too?) that, under a special circumstance, prevented some files to be locked, unlocked or even deleted.  They would sit there in your trash forever and prevent you to empty it even when the OPTION KEY is held down.  Rebuilding the desktop does NOT resolve the issue. Trying to get file info with ResEdit results in the following error: The reason this is happening is generally...

How to disable the airport card in the mid 2005 iBook to prevent crashing

Many iBook G4 laptops (and possibly other models) have a problem with the inbuilt AirPort card failing, and then causing regular kernel panics. This can be avoided in Leopard, and possibly Tiger, by replacing the kexts responsible for the AirPort 1. As soon as you turn the computer on quickly turn off AirPort in the menu bar. 2. Open TextEdit and save two blank files to the desktop. Name the First one  IO80211Family.kext.rtf and...

How to recombine (join) split files (.001, .002...) into a single ZIP archive under Windows or OSX

When you come across split ZIP files that look like sequential part numbers, before extracting files out of the archive, you first need to join the split files together into a single, complete, ZIP file.  A split ZIP file could look like this, for instance: 691-5088-A.zip_.001 691-5088-A.zip_.002 691-5088-A.zip_.003 691-5088-A.zip_.004 NOTE: Just so it's clear to everybody, this article talks about ZIP but it obviously works on...

I downloaded something that contains .bin/.cue files, how do I mount this under Mac OS 9?

Okay, first off, there aren't a ton of .bin/.cue files, but there are some and when you'll face them, you most likely won't understand how to deal with them because it's an awkward format.  Also, you have to understand that .bin/.cue files MUST work in pairs so whenever you see them, always keep them together in the same folder and do not rename them.  The .cue file is a cue sheet that explains to the disk image...

What is a .dmg file (disk image) and how to use it?

What is a .dmg file? A .dmg file is a disk image, meaning it's an exact copy (raw block DATA) of a disk (CD, DVD, USB stick, etc...) or even just a folder wrapped in a disk image. DMG images have been the default file format for distributing software on the internet for Mac OS X users since the year 2000.  DMG images are safe to store on any partition type, such as Windows (NTFS) and are safe to distribute over FTP, send by email,...

What is a .dsk file (DiskDup image) and how to use it?

What is a .dsk file? A .dsk file is a DiskDup image, an exact copy (sector by sector) of a floppy disk. DSK images were a popular format for cloning or duplicating 1980's and 1990's Macintosh floppy disks.   How to use or extract DSK images contents? DSK images are mountable and writeable/clonable onto real floppy disks.  Tough, remember that if you want to write a DSK image onto a real floppy disk using a Windows...

What is a .iso file (disk image) and how to use it?

What is a .iso file? A .iso file is a disk image, meaning it's an exact copy (sector by sector) of a disk, e.g.: CD, DVD, USB stick, hard drive, etc... ISO images have been the most used file format for cloning or duplicating disks for a very long time, namely since the late 1980's along with the first consumer CD-ROM products.    How to use or extract ISO images contents? ISO images are mountable and...

What is a .rar file and how to use it?

What is a .rar file? A .rar file is a RAR archive, much like a ZIP file, except it's a proprietary format mostly used under the Windows environment.   How to use or extract .rar archives contents? To extract or expand a .rar archive, you simply open it with your favorite decompression tool, as it is widely supported.   Under Classic Mac OS (before Mac OS X) Mac OS 8.1 to Mac OS 9.2.2: Stuffit Expander 6.0 or...

What is a .sit (Stuffit) file and how to use it?

What is a .sit file? A .sit file is a Stuffit archive, much like ZIP files today, except that .sit is a proprietary archive format from the 90's which allowed Mac users to confidently "stuff" their files, applications and documents into a flat file that could then be copied to a non-Mac hard drive partition, namely a DOS (FAT32) or Windows (NTFS) partition, without any risk of DATA corruption.  You see, throughout the...

What is a .toast file (disk image) and how to use it?

What is a .toast file? A .toast file is a disk image of a media (CD, DVD, USB stick, hard drive, etc...) created by an application named Toast.  Note that a .toast disk image is almost exactly the same as an ISO disk image and in essence, one could absolutely rename any .toast file to .iso and use/mount it as such.  Therefore, please see this page instead: What is a .iso file (disk image) and how to use it?



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