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transfer amiga files from PC
« on: April 11, 2010, 02:42:21 PM »
Hi there...
My questions is, when i download a file from PC and transfer it over to my amiga weather its a CD or floppy, when i load the device and see the files on either the floppy or cd the file names seem to have wierd symbols and therefore i can not run it
for example.. ive downloaded the latest version of WHDLoad and it doesnt seem to extract on my amiga as i only get 3 files in the folder C on my ram disk: Patcher, DrawDIC and DIC or something like that.. anyway i thought i would extract the files from my windows PC then burn the files to CD so that i can run the lastest version of WHDLoad from the burnt CD but no luck as the file names are not the same....
can someone please help me solve this problem
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Offline Cammy

Re: transfer amiga files from PC
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010, 05:31:21 PM »
Do you have the Fat95 filesystem installed? http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/fat95

It's always best to extract the files on the Amiga rather than the PC because the PC won't preserve executable tags and other Amiga-specific metadata. WHDLoad is a very large archive, do you have enough memory to extract it to the Ram Disk?
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Offline amigakit

Re: transfer amiga files from PC
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2010, 06:11:05 PM »
If you have the EasyADF program, you can extract the compressed archives on the A1200 with a few clicks.  The EasyADF Transfer Kit is ideal for taking the archives across from a PC to an Amiga 1200 or 600.
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