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binhex conversion

by erica333 / July 11, 2005 3:04 AM PDT

I have had no luck finding an answer to this. I need to convert a file written in binhex code. However it is coded into the body of an email so it's not in a file. I can put it into text file but nothing seems to read it. It is from a Mac which I also have.

help!!!!

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Erm...
by Adi / July 11, 2005 7:39 AM PDT
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Any other ideas?
by erica333 / July 12, 2005 12:53 AM PDT
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OK I tried that, it didn't work. It seems to convert it into another type of code - ?

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Yup. Google.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2005 1:01 AM PDT
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but those are only for a file . . .
by erica333 / July 12, 2005 2:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Yup. Google.

I have tried most of those links, but they talk about programs to convert a file not translate code . . .

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Which is why...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2005 3:42 AM PDT

I cut and paste the binhex content into a notepad file and then do the conversion. Best of luck with that.

Bob

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Thanks - which program?
by erica333 / July 12, 2005 4:07 AM PDT
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OK, I have done that but tried it with stuff-it and it can't read it. Is there another conversion program you have used?

Thank you!

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Nope.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2005 4:29 AM PDT

But I did read the articles and made sure I got that first line proper.

From here, your file may be corrupt and will never convert?

Bob

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YESSS!
by erica333 / July 12, 2005 4:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Nope.

Yay, I did it! You were right about the first line of code, that's what was tripping up the program. I pasted it back in (where it says use Bin Hex to decode etc) and it worked!

Amazing.

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Hoorah.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2005 4:56 AM PDT
In reply to: YESSS!

Sometimes you just need to keep bouncing these things off people till it cracks. (Not the people, the problems.)

Cheers and keep at it.

Bob

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