PC to MAC files
rlannigan at cytekdev.com
Fri Nov 11 16:59:57 EST 2005
I believe it is the resource fork portion of the data file which
has changed which now makes these files unreadable on the MAC. The operating
system no longer knows what type of file this is, or what application
created it. This can also happen when trying to e-mail an FCS data file
which has not been compressed. The good news is the data should still be
To restore the file type and creator codes to the resource fork you can use
a piece of software called ResEdit. The two codes which you will need to
restore are BDLM for file type, and BDLY for creator. These four letter
codes are case sensitive and need to be in CAPS. If you dont have ResEdit,
I can e-mail a copy to you, or you can e-mail me a copy of one of the
screwed up data files, and Ill give it a go. Either way, make sure you use
ResEdit on a copy of a file, because its easy to mess things up.
Sales / Service Manager
From: Andrew Johnston [mailto:andrewj at landspitali.is]
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 11:25 AM
Subject: PC to MAC files
We recently had a hard disk on a FACScalibur crash. Fortunately we have been
able to retrieve the data on the disk using a 3rd party company, but the FCS
files now have PC icons and cannot be opened on Cell Quest pro. Does anyone
know of a utility that can change these files (or just the file attributes)
back to mac format?
Andrew Johnston, PhD.
Department of Immunology,
National University Hospital,
Phone : + 354 543 5815/5818
Fax : + 354 543 4828
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