Have you ever seen this before

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Backtothemac, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. Backtothemac macrumors 601

    Backtothemac

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    #1
    Have you ever seen this before?

    What does it mean? Should I not use it? What is a data fork?

    Alpha, you da man. What is it?
     

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  2. G4scott macrumors 68020

    G4scott

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    #2
    I think a data fork has something to do with how a the OS finds data, or the hard drive, or something like that. You might want to run a drive diagnostic utility to make sure that nothing's going terribly wrong with your Mac...

    If you were using a pee-cee, you could use ScanDisk! :p
     
  3. bidge macrumors 6502

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    This happens with some files. It has only happened to me with software not bought. I use the files and have no problems with them at all.

    Hope this is useful
     
  4. Fukui macrumors 68000

    Fukui

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    #4
    It Means..

    It means that the file you downloaded (The compressed file) was not complete.

    In other words, it can't verify the file (data fork).
    So if you expand it, and try to install the program, the installer would probably hang and fail...

    I had this prob before, just re-download it completely.
     
  5. mac15 macrumors 68040

    mac15

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    #5
    yes, I got the same when I downloaded the PS7 beta, and I had no idea so yeah its a bad file
     
  6. Backtothemac thread starter macrumors 601

    Backtothemac

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    #6
    well there were two PDF files that would not install, but the program runs. :)

    Thanks
     

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