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PC Exchange

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macintosh_pc_exchange.img_.sit (105.34 KB)
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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pc_exchange.image_.sit (77.09 KB)
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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pc_exchange_101.sit (106.16 KB)
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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pc-exchange104.sit (144.00 KB)
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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Macintosh PC Exchange (or simply PC Exchange for short) is a control panel that enables you to exchange documents between Macintosh and DOS computers using DOS formatted floppies. When Macintosh PC Exchange is installed on your Mac, you will be able to mount DOS formatted floppies.

Install PC Exchange as you would install any other Control Panel, simply by dragging it to the System Folder. If you are running SSW 7.0 or later, the Finder will ask you whether you would like to copy the Control Panel to the Control Panels folder; click the "OK" button to do so, then restart your computer.

DL #1: v1.0.1 (German)
DL #2: v1 (English, Disk Copy 4.2 disk image, compressed with StuffIt 4)
DL #3: v1.0.1 (English)
DL #4: v1.0.4 (English, US SSW 7.1.2)

Note: PC Exchange is installed by default as part of Systems 7.5 through to Mac OS 9.2.2

See also
DOS Mounter Plus 4.0
DOS Mounter 95
AccessPC 2.0
The Campus Software Set for Macintosh (PC Exchange v1.0.5)

Architecture: 68k

Originally sold separately (Macintosh SSW 7.0 to 7.1.2), Macintosh PC Exchange has been included as part of a Macintosh System installation since System 7.5 (PC Exchange v2.0.2). Therefore the versions on this page should only be considered for use in Mac OS Systems made before the 7.5 release.


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by MikeTomTom - 2015, July 12 - 1:13am

  How does one add the ability to read DOS-formatted Zip disks to System 7.1? 7.5 can do it

PC Exchange had constant updates & features added along with updates to Mac OS.

Try replacing what you have with a newer version from 7.5.x and see if that helps.

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by themaritimeman - 2015, July 5 - 3:34am

How does one add the ability to read DOS-formatted Zip disks to System 7.1? 7.5 can do it, and I thought that was part of PC Exchange, but I installed this on my machine and it doesn't appear to work with Zip disks. Does work with DOS-formatted floppies, though.

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by mrdav - 2013, February 3 - 12:24am

I have now uploaded English language version 1.0.1 as well.

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by IIGS_User - 2013, February 2 - 3:22pm

Thanks for adding the English version Smile
The German version says, it's version 1.0.1

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2013, February 2 - 12:21pm

Added the English language version from the same era (ver. 1)

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2013, February 1 - 5:19pm

Back in the days, I've used SoftPC to run DOS games, but that was the only I've seen from DOS personal computers.

This Control Panel enables you to initialize floppies in DOS format.

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by 24bit - 2013, January 31 - 9:17pm

I did not use the file mapping window much in the days of yonder.
Very useful was the option to load a Mac driver for DOS removables at a given SCSI-ID, e.g 40MB Syquest cartridges.
The system extensions for DOS floppies were loaded at boot and just worked, methinks.
We had a Mac, after all. Smile

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by IIGS_User - 2013, January 31 - 8:09pm

The first screenshot above shows the main window of Macintosh PC Exchange.
The three buttons in the bottom area of the window will initiate the following commands:
"Anlegen..." means "Create...", "Ändern.." means "Change...", and "Löschen" means "Delete".
Please note that "Löschen" isn't completed with three points at the end ("..."),
so this command probably will not ask whether you want to perform this step, it just will run.