For those who might be interested:
Based on a couple of suggestions, I tried to use macutils. Turns out
that the last version is circa 1992, c code, no autoconfig file, a make
file that requires some work. Found a packaged version for Debian,
built a virtual machine, installed the package. Unfortunately, when all
was said and done, it told me "unrecognized file format."
So I then went into the wonderful world of Mac emulation. Last time I'd
looked at things like Sheepshaver, you had to have a retail CD
containing OS 9, otherwise you were SOL. This time, I found a
pre-packaged version that installed and booted just fine - actually,
just download, unzip, click, and you have OS9 running in a window on a
modern Mac, with shared files -- way cool. (For those interested - look
for download links).
Then I had to dig up a copy of DDExpand - found one at
http://macgui.com/downloads/?file_id=22663 - had to unstuff it (remember
stuffit - happen to have a modern copy on my machine), then move the
unstuffed file to a shared folder (along with the files I wanted to expand).
From there, it expanded files perfectly. Of course then I had to use
Word 2008 to open the resulting files, under Word 2011, I just got blank
Benjamin Florin wrote:
> Supposedly the Linux package MacUtil (
> can unpack DiskDoubler files. I haven't used it.
> On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 8:09 PM, Miles Fidelman <[log in to unmask]>
>> I figure someone here might know how to retrieve a file in an ancient
>> format. Anybody know of a tool that will uncompress a file compressed with
>> disk doubler, that doesn't require dredging up an old Mac running OS 9 (or
>> trying to emulate one?).
>> Thanks very much,
>> Miles Fidelman
>> In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
>> In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra