Problems copying a Mac-created file

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Henry S C, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Henry S C

    Henry S C Guest

    A colleague created a set of tiff images on his Mac and gave me a CD, the
    majority of which I've been able to copy onto my machine. However, some of
    the files have illegal symbols (such as ") and I can't copy them, so I can't
    use them. Since the original file is on CD, I can't rename it before I try
    to use it.

    Can anyone suggest a workaround?

    Henry S C, Jun 26, 2003
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  2. Henry S C

    °Mike° Guest

    Open a DOS prompt at the CD directory that the files
    are in. Note the DOS names (8.3 format) of the images
    and copy (renaming) them, using the following format:

    copy filena~1.tif c:\folder\newname.tif

    Note that you will have to use the 8.3 format, but you
    can rename them back to long names from Windows Explorer
    once they are copied over - remember that files on a
    CD are write protected, so you will have to remove this
    before renaming them in Windows Explorer.
    °Mike°, Jun 26, 2003
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  3. Henry S C

    Henry S C Guest

    Many thanks
    Henry S C, Jun 26, 2003
  4. Henry S C

    °Mike° Guest

    You're welcome.

    °Mike°, Jun 26, 2003
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