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    Finding a Prog to Uncompress a file

    Hi Guys,

    Dont have much time for details just yet.

    I have a file with in an accounting program that I have been asked to try to "access and modify" .. It is the Tax rate scale file..
    Problem it is a .LIM file, a view in a hew viewer has a text header:

    0210190932...NLIH3Copyright 1998 Lernout&Hauspie.... then the hex has a 1k block or mor of FF before entering rest of the data..

    I suspect that the file is not only compressed it is also encrypted

    A search for LIM useing Google comes up with:
    LIM is the file extension for the Compressed archive associated with LIMIT.
    http://www.liutilities.com/products/...ary/files/LIM/

    Currently reading the info here

    http://www.brendan.com/Og_lim.htm to see if any is of help or use


    So has any one seen this file type and or have ideas outside useing WinRAR, UUE decoders, ..I've tried..

    thanks..
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    Hi Undies~

    You might try this one, it is free. Don't know if it will work though.

    Something in the back of my mind links .lim files with GZIP, but I don't know why. It might be the coder for .lim files?

    Cheers

    EDIT:

    http://www.quickzip.org/quickzip/whatsnew450.php

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    thanks nihil, certainly better than winrar when it comes to the number of formats it recognises.. unfortunately .. LIM isnt one of them..

    The link to w w w.brendan. c o m seems to give me the best clue.. the curious thing is the Lernout&Hauspie in the header block..

    Still Google'ing.. pity now is i left the file inquestion at work.. so all I can do is hunt ideas..

    Oh and hope that the info from the drongo at Intuit is correct..

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    Dambed.. I am now kicking myself for not bringing that bloody file home..
    Just found an archiver called LIMIT ..it is old as the hills..written in 286 assembler
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    Sorry Undies~ only just fallen out of my wanking chariot (you guys didn't know that I had a Chinese bed did you?)

    It is the Tax rate scale file..
    As an alternative approach I would ring up the tax authorities and see what they advise? Hey, they must know the software, and perform "computer systems audits" (they mean applications but ack phtt!)

    I have always found tax people most helpful if they think you are trying to comply.

    If they don't know, and they call the software provider I am sure they will get an answer in minutes

    It is not good policy either corporately or personally to p1$$ off the tax authorities, so you should get your information?

    Good luck mate, and a good week end.

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    Lernout & Hauspie was a Belgian speech recognition software company that went broke a couple of years ago thanks to messing with the books... you didn't stumble upon their secret book-keeping files, did you?

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    @neg: lol

    The program in question is QuickBooks Pro Accountants edition.. The file I have been informed that carries the Wages (PAYG) Tax information is payroll.lim The fact it has the Lernout & Hauspie Copyright information had me arguing with both the Intuit drongo and the boss.. the logic misses me.. speech recognition/machine to voice codecs in an accounting software.. hmmm.. maybe that is why the software sux.. Intuit borrowed the formula from Lernout & Hauspie....

    The Ball ended in my court after the Boss had discussions with both ATO and Intuit.. We have the tax scale (employee PAYG tax schedule) in a excel file.. converted to CVS.. and if we had the $4500 seat version no problem we can import all we please.. But being a 2 yr old lower featured version which can only be done by the publishers updates that no longer happen because it is 2 years old...

    anyhow.. it is realy the boss's problem..
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    Hi Undies, L&H were into educational stuff before voice recognition. Dictionaries and text language translators. I have a couple of their titles around someplace. It was pretty good stuff as I recall, a lot more accurate than babelfish and the like. Nice slick interface as well.

    maybe it has some sort of multilanguage capability?

    Any chance of a copy of the file, I have quite a few ZIP type utilities so something might recognise it.

    Support fails on a 2 year old product? that would probably be illegal over here

    Cheers

    Johnno

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    If it really is a .lim file then the attached should handle it. I am afraid it runs in DOS

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