Software solution to automatically mass rename Macintosh files removing illegal characters and adding the three characters extension to filenames
on a Windows NT, 2000 or XP Server to facilitate file types detection and use on Windows machines.
It lets you quickly prepare files created with Macintosh computers and stored on a WinNT , Windows 2000 or Windows XP Server volume for use in a Windows computer as well as shortening Windows long file names for an easy use by a Macintosh: can
truncate windows filenames longer than 31 characters
. Convert Mac files to PC via a periodic scan of specified folders in interactive Windows application use or Windows service mode use to ensure file names compatibility and cross-platform integration
Does make using Mac files on PC easier: conversion mode takes the illegal characters and turns them into a "-", underscores or any valid Windows character you choose; Windows will identify the appropriate applications associated with renamed files and detects file types. The conversion table can be extended with your custom Mac to PC translations.
helps you in Windows-Macintosh cross-platform integration
tasks in particular
migrating documents from Macintosh to Windows NT, renaming multiple files to remove trailing periods and forward slashes.
Some characters like /, \, <, >, ?, etc. are allowed in Macintosh
filenames but are illegal for most Windows applications. In addition, Macintosh files do
not need any extensions. A Quark XPress document named Advert 2000/12/11 - a
usual name in Macintosh world - is not easily handled by Windows applications. Moreover
this document has no icon and cannot be opened using double-click. MacNames
renames it automatically in Advert 2000-12-11.qxd mapping slashs to dashes (for
example) and adding the qxd extension which is specific to Quark XPress
documents. The renamed document is then usable by Windows applications, gets its Windows
icon and can be opened using a double-click.
There are many applications allowing to rename filenames for cross-platform
purpose: Name Cleaner, A Better Finder Rename, DropRename, PC Migrator for PC MacLan,
Associator, Stella's Mover,
etc. All are Macintosh applications. MACNAMES
is quite the only one MAC-PC converter running on a Windows operating system.