Sometimes when transferring a file from a modern computer to a classic Macintosh (e.g., System 7), its resource fork disappears into the great aether for certain reasons. As a result, the Mac doesn’t know what type of file it is and can’t open it. Specifically, the OS needs to know the
Creator metadata that was stored in the resource fork.
To correct a missing resource fork, use ResEdit. But what are the correct
Creator entries? That’s where this table hopefully comes in handy!
|Disk Copy image (img, image)||dimg||ddsk|
|StuffIt archive (sit)||SIT!||SITx|
|Toast CD image (toast)||hImg||CDr3|