Re: Help:Problems with SCOUTMAC file
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Wed, 4 May 1994 18:03:55 -0400
>I got file SCOUTMAC BPOWELL. But, may be, because I have connection to
>Internet only through PC, I have got problems with it. File has got
>only data fork, unknown creator - ??? and is TEXT type. It looks
>impossible for me to extract it. I try correct creator and type with
>program FileBuddy, but it's not working yet.
>What should I do ? I already ask for help local authotrities from
>Macintosh Users Group, but they aren't able (or don't want to ?)
>Thank you very much for every advice.
Sounds like the file you downloaded was encoded. The common procedure for
when files are sent by e-mail is for them to be encoded. You then must
Most common method is uuencode. You then must get access to a utility
called uudecode in order to decode and use the file. You download the
utility and encoded file, then run the decoding program on your computer
(PC in my case). There should be an equivalent utility for your
Check with your local internet provider for this utility, they should know
what I am talking about.
Hope I was able to help....
Yours In Scouting
John E. Pannell
ASM Troop 39
Old North State Council (NC)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City