Re: [wpmac] Re: silly (and stupid) questions
- If you can ZIP or STUFFIT the folder on the G3, that can also make it
thru the FAT file system... Expand it when you put it on your G4.
On Jul 5, 2009, at 8:49 PM, Edward Mendelson wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, luskin@... wrote:
> > So I better explain what I am trying to do better than I did before.
> What I think you are trying to tell us are these four facts:
> 1. You have a G3 Mac running OS 9, with WordPerfect running on it.
> 2. You have a G4 Mac running OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and you want to run
> WordPerfect on it.
> 3. You tried to copy WordPerfect from the OS 9 G3 system to the OS X
> Tiger G4 system by copying its folder (and the WP Preferences folder
> in the G3 System Folder) via a flash drive.
> 4. The copy of WordPerfect that you copied from the OS 9 G3 system
> doesn't run on the OS X Tiger G4 system.
> If that is in fact what you were telling us, and I think I'm
> correctly interpreting what you said (you never specified what OS
> the G3 system is running, but it seems to be OS 9), then the
> possible solutions are these:
> 1 (most likely). The flash drive that you used was formatted with
> the FAT file system used by DOS. The FAT file system doesn't
> understand resource forks and other Mac-specific file information
> and so this information was not copied over to the new system. If
> this is the case, then you should reformat the flash drive with a
> Mac file system, and try the copy again. If you don't know how to
> reformat a drive on a Mac, look it up in one of the books that you
> already have (you mentioned two) or some similar book on OS 9, and
> you will find a full explanation. You should probably reformat the
> drive via the OS 9 G3 system for the greatest possible compatibility
> between the two systems. You could also connect the two systems via
> an Ethernet cable and set up a small network between them, and copy
> the WP folder and WP Preferences folder via the Ethernet cable.
> Details here:
> 2 (much less likely). You copied the WP Preferences folder into the
> wrong folder on the G4 OS X Tiger system. The WordPerfect
> Preferences need to go into the Preferences folder in the folder
> named "System Folder" (two words), NOT the folder named
> "System" (one word).
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