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OS9 IMG files-lost data?

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paulpen Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Jan 14, 2013 12:36 PM

How many people have had problems using .IMG files (NDIF images) to transfer files from OS9 to OSX?

 

I've lost some important data because some of my .IMG files are apparently now missing their resource forks.  I didn't realize that files in OS9 were PHYSICALLY SPLIT into two parts on the actual disk. Of course, the very idea of doing such a thing is beyond absurd. Yet, i never had any problems transferring files in the past, even when using e.g. PC-formatted Zip disks, because both parts of the file were always there! The error when i try to mount the images now in OSX is:

 

The following disk images failed to mount

[filename] not recognized

 

Nor can i take the files back to my OS9 machine and mount them anymore, to my horror.

 

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PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), G4; G5; Dual-Core iMac.
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 6:26 PM (in response to paulpen)

    Hi again, I think you didn't keep the old copies on OS9, where they'd still open as always.

     

    Also, did you use a FAT32 formatted Flash drive maybe to tranfer them?

     

    The thing you could've done is used Stuffit to Stuff them before transfer.

     

    Despite your lawyer, I doubt a suit has any merit.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:53 AM (in response to paulpen)

    Do you still have the original img file in OS9?

  • zombi3g Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 12:41 PM (in response to paulpen)

    If it opened from the FAT-formatted flash drive on your OS 9 computer, the "flattened" file is probably still o.k. You might try googling or something similar for applications which open .img and .dmg files. See if you can find an app that will open it. Stuffit Expander for OS X might work for example.  Do you have access to another OS 9 computer as well? (Even one that just works with Classic under an older version of OS X?)

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 3:47 PM (in response to paulpen)

    You need the original OS9 ones, the ones tranfered via FAT32 are incomplete, no use trying to open the ones on/in OS9 that were on the Flash drive ever.

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