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  Legendary30 (Profile)
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Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:21 am
I've finally gotten around to returning my SE/30 to a state of proper being, but there's one problem- I never thought that it would happen after SisamiMac, and I threw most of my gear- System 6/7 disks, scripting disks, my keyboard and mouse, my scsi hard drives, EVERYTHING but the actual Mac on eBay for more hasty classic Mac owners than myself.

My issue is that without a system of that age, there was no way to read, create or write to a System 7 drive. I began to use vMac and the exporter software utility to bring the files back out from .image files, but there's a problem- they all lack file extensions, and on top of that, they seem to be much smaller than they should.

Is there a better way to go about retrieving the contents of the startup System 7 .image files other than exporting generic files from an emulator and renaming them? If not, could someone provide the file extensions of the installer disk contents?
  wove (Profile)
Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:10 pm
The classic Mac OS does not use file extensions. Your best bet to move files over would be to use Stuffit (available here on System7Today) to create a .sit file of the Mac components you need in the emulator and then transfer the resulting file over to the real Mac.

  dpaanlka (Profile)
  1024 MB
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:44 pm
Echoing the previous statements - Stuffit will create archives that can be decompressed on Mac OS X, and their contents read.
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