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recognizing special characters in filenames

by Anamacha / September 23, 2005 1:36 PM PDT

I'm migrating from a Mac running OS 9 to a PC running windoes XP Pro. I've got a burner on my mac, and I'm using it to copy files over, as a recent lightning strike destroyed my mac's networking capability.

Unfortunately there are some special characters getting inserted into the filenames on my mac, like the anglebrackets '>'. And when I'm trying to copy files, my PC craps out on these characters, after making a partial copy -- I don't know what it's copied and what it hasn't.

I'm also finding that I can't copy certain files to my hard drive ... I can't right click on them, I can't do anything with them. Sometimes thse are the files with special characters in their names, and sometimes they're not.

So is there something that will allow me to work with these files? It's not a FORMAT issue; I'm reading the disc just fine.



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Sounds like
by Themisive / September 24, 2005 5:58 AM PDT

your mobo is more robust that the printed circuit board in your burner.

I'm afraid that you're just going to have to copy over what you can, and then re-invest in a complete new system, because you've got problelms with the rest of it as well, that's why you're having trouble saving the files as well.

You could try using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard on the XP Pro, but I'm not sure it would take data from a Mac.

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What I use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 24, 2005 6:50 AM PDT

I use a common CD format called ISO 9660 when I need to interchange MAC and PC via CD/DVD media.

Hope this helps.


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not the problem
by Anamacha / September 30, 2005 12:15 PM PDT
In reply to: What I use.

that's not the problem -- I can READ the CD just fine. It's that my pc won't allow me to work with files that have special characters in them, whereas the mac will.

I guess I'm looking for something like MacLink Plus -- I think that's the name of it. That's a program that translates PC files into mac readable format. It's not really necessary now, but it's from the days when Macs and PCs didn't talk all that well.

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