copy file on Mac

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Tue May 9 10:12:10 EDT 2006


I wasn't referring to FAT16 and Fat32 and no, it definitely isn't an  
installation-specific problem.




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Op 9-mei-2006, om 16:04 heeft Ian Wood het volgende geschreven:

> On 9 May 2006, at 14:43, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Mark Schonewille wrote:
>>> Sarah and Chipp,
>>> Please! Don't set the filetype to empty. This can cause  
>>> unexpected  results, such as files appearing at random locations  
>>> in Finder  windows or even off-screen on the desktop,  
>>> particularly on older  systems. Have mercy with the users of your  
>>> software. Instead, set the  filetype to "????????".
>> Is the Mac so brittle that merely copying a file from any file  
>> system that doesn't support Mac metadata will cause these anomalies?
>> I've seen the Finder be a tad flaky now and then, but nothing  
>> quite as extreme as moving files to inaccessible locations by  
>> simply not having a creator code assigned to them.
> Can't say I've ever seen this with empty filetypes, but I tend to  
> be working with recent versions of the OS. Sounds more like an  
> installation-specific problem.
> Certainly, copying files from FAT16 or FAT32 disks has never  
> resulted in files disappearing...
> Ian

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