Downloading Mac files on a PC?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I have another quick question. :o

When you download .bin .sit or .hqx file (or any other Mac file for that matter) from the internet onto a PC, does the file transfer normally?

In other words, my iMac will not have an Ethernet connection for a few days after I get it, so I want to download the huge file updates and other software from my PC. I figured I'd throw it on a PC Zip disk then pop that disk into my Mac Zip drive and install the downloaded applications and updates from there.

Is this possible? Or does the PC somehow screw up or alter Mac files when they are transferred or downloaded to a PC?

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    .bit, .sit, and .hqx files should transfer okay. Only files with resource forks will have problems. If it's compressed, you probably don't have to worry about it.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    patchoulipatchouli Posts: 402member
    Thanks for the reply! So, would a .dmg file be safe as well? I have a lot of those too.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    that should transfer just fine.
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