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Windows 7: read mac files

02 Sep 2010   #1

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read mac files

Is there any way to read a Mac file without an extension? I received a few files from a Mac friend, but cannot read them.


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03 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Try right-clicking on the file(s) and use Open With to open it/them in Notepad.
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03 Sep 2010   #3
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6

Use this tool: Acute Systems web site (cost around 50$).
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03 Sep 2010   #4

home: Windows 7 x64 work: OS X 10.4.11

Manually append the file extension by simply renaming the file. For example, rename "Document" to "Document.doc"

Edit: or have your friend save or rename the file with the file extension. Either way will work.
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03 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Yep, either add the extension yourself, or ask your friend what file type they should be if you aren't sure.
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