OS 9 software to read certain .image files?

Casimono

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Dec 27, 2009
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Folks,

I'm trying to read old files of mine. They are .image files with file type "dImg" and creator code "dCpy". Can anybody tell me
- what kind of a files these are
- which OS9 program will open them
- Bonus points: is there a website that lists those old file type and creator codes?

Many thanks!
 

DewGuy1999

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Jan 25, 2009
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They are Disk Image, files a compressed mountable file format that was a predecessor to OS X's .dmg files. If I remember correctly you can make them/open them with Disk Copy under Mac OS 9 and earlier. I don't know of any websites that have a reference to that kind of info.
 

David Schmidt

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Aug 22, 2006
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These are DiskCopy (likely version 4.2...) images. My memory is getting dim about OS9, but in OSX (10.3... don't know about 10.6 and above...) you should be able to double-click on them and "mount" them as the disk images they are.

Bonus: I don't know of one single source; Apple should tell us, but they won't. Some that I have checked out:

http://livecode.byu.edu/helps/file-creatorcodes.php
http://homepage.mac.com/tcdb/index.html
http://www.frederikseiffert.de/filetype/

Or, I just use google... "mac creator code xxxx"
 

Casimono

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Dec 27, 2009
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Many thanks, Disk Image did the trick!

And David gets 3 Bonus Points! :)