Re: [NTLK] Basilisk/File Types

From: André Baron (
Date: Mon Mar 04 2002 - 07:47:55 EST

speedy2 wrote:

>Hello all.
>Sorry of this has been asked/answered before...
>I just setup Basilisk on Win2000 and got my Newton to sync with it. Now I
>want to install packages from the Basilisk/Mac side, but I'm having a few
>I'm sharing a drive on my Win2000 machine via the "My Computer" setting
>and it appears on the emulated Mac fine. However, after NCU connects with
>the Newton, when I'm browsing the folder via NCU, it won't show any files,
>even if they have a .PKG extension. Suggestions?
>I also tried copying the file from the PC drive to my Desktop, but NCU
>still doesn't recognize the files.
I think the problem here stems fo the PC mac mix. Mac file types are
not determined by name, they have special information encoded within
them as to creator and file type. Unfortunatly the pc strips this
information as soon as the file is saved onto a pc drive. My
recomondation is to first copy all the pkg's to a hard drive in the mac
side, then use a utility like packtype to put that special information
back in. With packtype all you need to do is a drop a bunch of files on
the icon, they will be configured appropriatly and NCU Will see the from


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