dealing with file formats

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by starstreak, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. starstreak macrumors 6502

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    #1
    What program on the apple will deal with files like:
    apple.dmg.001.001
    apple.dmg.001.002
    apple.dmg.001.003, etc?

    For the life of me, and that's not much being I'm not a apple user, I can't put this together. At first I thought it was named wrong but that did nothing.

    Another type i've seen is:

    apple.sit.1.bin
    apple.sit.2.bin
    apple.sit.3.bin, etc.

    I can't figure out how to join these types either.
     
  2. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

    WinterMute

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    #2
    These are split files from a download site or newsgroup, it's easier to up and download bits rather than the whole thing. If you have Stuffit Expander (and you should, it's installed with the OS), simply clicking the first file should cause SE to join the files into a .dmg file or a .sit file, which can then be de-coded in the normal fashion.

    You'll need to have all the bits first though.
     
  3. starstreak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, that much I understand. But for some reason, when I doubleclick the first file it doesn't work. SOrry not at home right now so I cant tell you what the error message is. Something to the reason that the file is empty?

     
  4. sinisterdesign macrumors 6502

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    yeah, it's definately split pieces from a newsgroup. my guess is that you don't have all the pieces. i'll get that a lot from movies files [cough...porn] that don't download all the associated files.

    if stuffit doesn't work, look up MacRAR. it's pretty good about splicing everything back together.
     
  5. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

    WinterMute

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    Either a. as Sinisterdesign said, you don't have all the bits, or b. it's a corrupted file.
     
  6. starstreak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok i'll try again. hey I also see files labled
    apple.sit.001.bin
    apple.sit.002.bin
    etc.

    Isnt .sit, .001, bin 3 different things? Man, macs can be confusing.

     

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