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Solution Title: Opening a MORE 3.1 file using MORE 3.1 program on OS X 10.3 in classic mode. File had been stored in a zip file on a PC but is now unzipped. (II)

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Solution Title: Opening a MORE 3.1 file using MORE 3.1 program on OS X 10.3 in classic mode. File had been stored in a zip file on a PC but is now unzipped.
Author: drcox2004
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Date: 04/03/2004 09:41AM PST
 


I still have the original zip (compressed) file that contains these MORE files from several years ago. I tryed opening using the open command in MORE and that did not work.

 
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 Accepted Answer from weed
Date: 04/03/2004 02:25PM PST
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Im confused as to whether the files you're using are now UNZIPPED or whether you're trying to open .zip files with MORE.

You must UNZIP files before you can use them. The OS X finder can unzip files, as can Stuffit Expander.
 
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Date: 04/03/2004 03:21PM PST
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You response provided me with the clue that solved the puzzle. I copied the entire zip archive over to the Mac and unzipped them on the Mac. Then they worked!

Before I unzipped on the PC and then transfered the individual files to the Mac. This did not seem to work. Thanks for your successful efforts.

You have helped me return to the world of Mac. Years ago I started and operated a company Mac MBA Seminars that ran classes like MacAcademy did. Now I am the founder of an online University that offers MBA and doctoral degrees. See www.rushmore.edu/ .  Thanks again.
 
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Date: 04/03/2004 04:05PM PST
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Ahhh yeah, if you unzip it on the PC itll strip the resource forks out of the file because the windows filesystems dont support them.
 
 

While most of my files are now available there are still some I can not open. How do I edit or add a resource fork to a document file? Or is there another way of handling this problem.
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You dont/cant re-add resource forks that contain important information. Once that information has been stripped, it's gone. The files you cant open are probably ones that had resource forks stripped out.
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This applies to data files as well as application files?
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Yes. Though most files themselves dont have resource forks anyway. Some do, some dont. Applications under OS 9 require resource forks and so all have them.
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What if open them on a Mac running system 6 or system 7? MORE 3.1 dates back to system 6 I believe.
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Not gonna matter. If they dont have resource forks, the data just plain doesnt exist in the file anymore. period.
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