October 16th, 2008, 12:47 AM #1
I need to transfer a bunch of Tiff files from Mac to PC. They are files that have been scanned onto my Mac, converted to "Windows" byte order (is that little endian or big endian?) and I then want to transfer them via an external hard drive (NTFS format) to the PC.
This is all good but when I transfer the files to my PC it creates duplicates of all the images? Any Ideas what is causing this? Any ideas how I can fix it?
October 16th, 2008, 07:39 AM #2
TIFF is an industry standard format. You should not need to convert it. As for the duplicate files, then those may be due to the fact that each file may have a MacOS 9-style data fork and resource fork. You need only the data fork.
October 16th, 2008, 04:26 PM #3
Hey thanks for your help. Unfortunately I am using very temperamental custom made software that will only read the Tiff in windows format.
Do you know of any way that I can deal with the data fork/resource fork issue? Or perhaps a good place to get info on this? I would like to think that there might be a better way of doing this than having to delete the resource fork files every time I transfer files. It makes it difficult because to transfer 50Mb of files requires 100Mb of space to account for the duplicate files!
October 16th, 2008, 10:06 PM #4
October 19th, 2008, 05:29 PM #5
Hey thanks thats great! Took me a little while to get it working but I think that it is perfect.