failure to mount on PC
Sometimes I received from our client large files on CDs and Iomega ZIP discs that were created on a Mac, and those discs fail to mount on my PC. What instructions can I give those Mac users so that the discs they send me will mount on my PC?— any idea...? :confused:
What OS is on the PC?
I'm assuming Windows (but this should also work on Linux/BSD) I would suggest using something like FAT to format the disks with. But for CDs this doesn't matter. All systems use ISO9660 as a filesystem for CDs.
Edit: Ah.. Nihil is right.. Forgot about HFS also being used for CDs..
This is only half-remembered and there may be better solutions these days.
As I recall you need to create a "hybrid CD"? basically MACs use HFS or HFS+ and PCs use ISO9660
Thet need some software that will create a "hybrid CD" try doing a Google search for:
"HFS ISO Hybrid CD"
There might be something similar for Iomega Zip disks? I know that when you buy them they are formatted either for MAC or PC because I bought some MAC ones cheap one time and had to reformat them.
Otherwise they should copy the stuff to their file server and burn it in PC format for you?