Solved opening unix files on mac

October 9, 2014 at 13:38:45
Specs: Macintosh 10.6.8 , Intel core duo
These are old Windows files- probably graphics that I recovered for a friend from some old floppies. They show the file extension is .max. they will not open in Windows XP with the commonly used apps. In the MAC they are shown, as expected as UNIX executables. I suspect I need to find the right file extension instead of .max. so that I can either convert the files to a currently readable Windows, UNIX, or OSX format- Any ideas? I have XP on boot camp, and Stuffit Expander as well as MacLink Plus on the Mac.

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#1
October 9, 2014 at 13:56:21
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#2
October 9, 2014 at 14:20:43
a very long shot but it may help point the way...?

http://tinyurl.com/lg7n7qm


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#3
October 9, 2014 at 14:29:57
Thank you all. The PaperPort answer was the key. On questioning the person submitting the files remembered she had scanned them using a Paperport scanner. This was back in 2004. Now the scanner is long gone so I would have been looking forever without your feedback.,
The files came from a lady to had just lost her husband and contain pictures of of great sentimental value so have have all done your good deed for the day.

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#4
October 9, 2014 at 16:01:39
mmm - many of the hits I found on google referred to scanner software (Paperport being one...).

Good to know the lady has been helperd retrieve treaured photos/pics etc.


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#5
October 9, 2014 at 17:38:27
If you still need to convert the documents, my old system has "maxview" which will open them for JPG conversion. I think I even have the CD with paperport. It came with a Brother MFC.

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