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jaesonk
Wrong "Document Kind"
on May 4, 2007 at 8:25:05 pm

Here's what happened:

I usually title my files as
CLIENT.PROJECT
CLIENT.BIN
CLIENT.PROGRAM

I accidentally started out by saving my PROJECT as CLIENT.PROGRAM, so I just did a SAVE AS and renamed it CLIENT.PROJECT. Then when I created a NEW PROGRAM and saved it as CLIENT.PROGRAM, it asked to replace/cancel and I replaced. The bin is fine.

The problem is that somehow the meta-data didn't change and the program file is showing its document kind as a project file and the Media100 refuses to open the program because of it thinks the file is a project.

How can I change the meta-data so that Media100 correctly sees this as a program file and not mistake it for a project? I'm using MacOSX10.4.9.

Thanks,
Jaeson K.



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Floh
Re: Wrong "Document Kind"
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on May 4, 2007 at 8:58:47 pm

[jaesonk] "The problem is that somehow the meta-data didn't change and the program file is showing its document kind as a project file and the Media100 refuses to open the program because of it thinks the file is a project."

Are you sure it is a program? I


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jaesonk
Re: Wrong "Document Kind"
on May 4, 2007 at 9:11:15 pm

This is an old project that was archived and recently restored so there's no backup saved in the usual place anymore. This has happened a few other times so I recalled what must have occurred. I usually correct the problem by doing a SAVE AS to create a new program file before exiting Media100. This project must have slipped by the usual fix.

If I can change the file's meta-data, I think it will open up. The PROJECT documents are usually smaller the the PROGRAM documents. That's the case with this situation too so I'm guessing it's a PROGRAM file with just incorrect meta-data.

Jaeson K.




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Floh
Re: Wrong "Document Kind"
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on May 4, 2007 at 9:14:56 pm

Then try holding COMMAND and Option while dragging the Program file on the Media 100 icon in the dock. If it is a valid program it should open up.


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jaesonk
Re: Wrong "Document Kind"
on May 4, 2007 at 10:02:48 pm

Command Option dragging onto the icon won't work either. Media100 still thinks it's a project and says that a project is already open. If no project is open and I try to open the file is says there is a parameter error.

This like an uncooperative PhotoShop if the file extension isn't to it's liking, at least there's an open as or you can rename the extension correctly.

I can't find a way to edit the meta-data that determines the document kind.

If I open the program file with the text editor, it's mostly garbage characters but enough is readable to indicate that it's a program file and not a project file.

Jaeson K.



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Floh
Re: Wrong "Document Kind"
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on May 4, 2007 at 10:16:59 pm

Download "Quick Change" (e.g. search for it on MacUpdate). Media 100 Programs should be Type M1pg, Creator M1SW for Media 100 sw...


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jaesonk
Re: Wrong "Document Kind"
on May 4, 2007 at 10:24:58 pm

EXCELLENT! QuickChange worked its magic and the program opens up now. Thanks Floh! Have a good weekend.

Jaeson K.



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Mike L
Re: Wrong "Document Kind"
on May 6, 2007 at 9:31:08 pm

Again, Floh opens his magic window.

I never even knew I needed to know such knowledge.

ML


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