Opening Disk Doubler files from 1991!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by trc25, May 10, 2003.

  1. trc25 macrumors newbie

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    long time mac user, first time caller. i am trying to open some old word files from the days when i had my pb170. at the time, my HD was tiny, so i used Disk Doubler (from FIfth generation Systems) to compress my files.

    Now, I'm trying to reopen some of those word files and am having a little trouble doing it. I still have the DD disk and reinstalled it on my G3 running OS 9.5. It made a lot of problems (virtually crashing the finder anytime I tried to open anythign) but it did allow me to "repair" my DD files one-by-one which would allow Microsoft Word to open them... Is there any easier, better way to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    TRC25, a macman since 1988 :rolleyes:
     
  2. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    a long shot..

    I would give this a go if i was in your position..

    Use Resedit (Classic application, search on versiontracker or google for it) and get info on one of the disk doubler files. Note down the file type (usually 4 digits, example JPEG .JPG sometimes it may look like 3 but includes a space) Search again on Versiontracker.com or google.com for this file type. It might throw up some more modern applications that would do the job for you. Sorry it's abit of a long shot, but that's the best I can think of. Did you try Stuffit Expander with them? Always a chance it might work.

    Good luck! :)
     
  3. TMA macrumors 6502a

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