dealing with file formats

starstreak

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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.
 

WinterMute

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starstreak said:
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.
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.
 
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starstreak

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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?

WinterMute said:
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.
 
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sinisterdesign

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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.
 
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WinterMute

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Jan 19, 2003
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London, England
starstreak said:
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?
Either a. as Sinisterdesign said, you don't have all the bits, or b. it's a corrupted file.
 
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starstreak

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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.

sinisterdesign said:
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.
 
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