Installing a Windows CE Installation Data file - extn .000 and .001

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in macOS edited January 2015

Hi, I am new Macbook user and want to install a CNC programming software which comes with a ".000" and ".001" installation file. I tried opening the files in Terminal by right clicking and selecting open with, but it doesn't work. 

 

Is there a way to do this? Any help would be great. The files were working perfectly on my PC. I'm using OS X 10.9.5. 

 

Cheers,

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,180moderator
    It says here it could be a text file in which case dragging it onto an application like Textedit might show you the contents:

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fileextensions/f/000-file.htm

    If it's a compressed file, you'd have to decompress it first under Windows or check if an app will open it. The Unarchiver is a useful app for decompressing files:

    http://unarchiver.c3.cx

    You can run Windows on the Mac using a virtual machine like VMWare, Parallels or Virtual Box and install Windows onto it and then open the files in that. Crossover is another option if the decompression isn't done by a system utility:

    https://www.codeweavers.com

    That might be able to run a decompression app under OS X without needing a full Windows install.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    aceinstein wrote: »
    Hi, I am new Macbook user and want to install a CNC programming software which comes with a ".000" and ".001" installation file. I tried opening the files in Terminal by right clicking and selecting open with, but it doesn't work. 

    Is there a way to do this? Any help would be great. The files were working perfectly on my PC. I'm using OS X 10.9.5. 

    Cheers,
    Given no additional information, your files sound like the individual segments of a segmented archive. Segmented archives breakup single compressed files into multiple files in the case of a single file's being too large. They usually have the form:

    {Archive name}.{extenstion}
    {Archive name}.000
    {Archive name}.001
    etc.

    Locate all files whose that share the same {Archive name} as your .000 and .001 files. One of these files share have an alpha extension such as .zip, .tar, .par, etc. Place them all in a single folder. You may have other files in the folder, but you must have all segments in the same folder.

    Marvin's suggestion that you use Unarchiver is good advice. Drag the file having the alpha extension to Unarchiver. It will automatically locate the segments, join them, and decompress the archive.
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