MacNames : automates Macintosh files renaming on Windows NT/2000, adding extensions, converting characters.This specialized Windows application is a




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Description of MacNames:

MacNames helps Windows-Macintosh cross-platform integration. This specialized Windows application is able to rename automatically Macintosh files stored on a Windows NT or 2000 Server, removing illegal characters and adding filenames extensions; then Windows can identify the appropriate applications associated with renamed files.

Some characters like /, , <, >, ?, etc. are allowed in Macintoshfilenames but are illegal for most Windows applications. In addition, Macintosh files donot need any extensions. A Quark XPress document named Advert 2000/12/11 - ausual name in Macintosh world - is not easily handled by Windows applications. Moreoverthis document has no icon and cannot be opened using double-click. MacNamesrenames it automatically in Advert 2000-12-11.qxd mapping slashs to dashes (forexample) and adding the qxd extension which is specific to Quark XPressdocuments. The renamed document is then usable by Windows applications, gets its Windowsicon and can be opened using a double-click.

There are many applications allowing to rename filenames for cross-platformpurpose: Name Cleaner, A Better Finder Rename, DropRename,PC Migrator for PC MacLan, FileBuddy, TheAssociator, Stella's Mover,etc. All are Macintosh applications.

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