OS 9 software to read certain .image files?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Casimono, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Casimono macrumors member

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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!
     
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

    DewGuy1999

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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.
     
  3. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

    David Schmidt

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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"
     
  4. Casimono thread starter macrumors member

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    Many thanks, Disk Image did the trick!

    And David gets 3 Bonus Points! :)
     

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