*.DMG and *.toast resource fork question

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  1. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000

    ZildjianKX

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    Hi, I'm still new to macs... and I was wondering if *.DMG and *.toast files have resource forks. Most importantly I need to know since I downloaded both file formats on my PC and I was wondering if they would be corrupt if I transfered them to a mac that I'm buying. Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    Does the Mac run OS 9 or OS X?
    OS 9 >>> could be a problem.
    OS X >>> shouldn't be a problem.
     
  3. ZildjianKX thread starter macrumors 68000

    ZildjianKX

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    OS 10.2... well, hopefully 10.3 by the time I get it ;)

    So I guess they don't have resource forks and can even be transfered via FTP then?
     
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    Correct.
    I'll give you an example. I use SFTP to copy files from my machine @ home to my office G4. As only the Data Fork gets copied, I use extensions (yup, like Windows...:rolleyes: ) to recognize the type of file.
    OS X uses these extensions, Apple even recommends using them....

    read this
     

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