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Request: any old and unusual archiving or compression software

Hi,

We're looking for old or unusual archive creation and backup software, including (but not limited to) the following:

DiskDoubler 1.x (I have 1.0)
DiskDoubler 2.x
DiskDoubler 3.2-3.7.1 (I have 3.0, 3.1, and 3.7.2 to 3.7.7.)

AutoDoubler 1.x (I have 2.x)

Now Compress (I have the Now Utilities version)

If you're wondering why I'm asking, this is to generate test cases in order to add support for more formats to The Unarchiver.

Thanks!

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Disk Doubler 3.7.2 here, not original media, but the installer.

It's on an old, old dump of Mac software I downloaded many years ago that I've never looked at. Finally got off my ass and (locked and) mounted it tonight with an aim to indexing it, burning it to DVDs and working through it to see what we could use here. 6GB of just apps. The full version of Claris HomePage v3 looks like it's in there too.

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I have 3.7.2 and 3.7.7, in img format. 3.7.0 or 3.7.1, as well as older versions, would be useful.

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Packit III v1.3: http://macgui.com/usenet/?group=17&id=264

Don't forget to search the binary Usenet groups too, Balrog.

Balrog's picture
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I don't have Usenet access, and can't buy it Sad

Dog Cow's picture
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Mac GUI is free, Balrog. Check the link. The binary groups are there.

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hmm, I know I have DiskDoubler SOMEWHERE, but uh, it's probably on floppies at my parents' house. Next time I'm over I can see if my dad still has the box of floppies. It should also be on my magneto-optical disks but it'll be a while before I get the chance to grab all my data off those. Sad

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This one is the most unusual i know, but Rocco Moliterno rules, capisce?
QIM 1.2.4 (FAT)
http://users.libero.it/yellowsoft/quickinstaller.html

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@Balrog:

Do you have/want DART - an Apple proprietary disk copy and compression program? I have version 1.5.3 for Macintosh (68xxx).

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I actually have that one.
For Apple's disk imaging software, we seem to have it well covered. ShrinkWrap is taken care of too -- only ShrinkWrap 3.x uses the weird "StuffIt" format.

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Balrog noted:

only ShrinkWrap 3.x uses the weird "StuffIt" format

Yes. Tho' ShrinkWrap 2.1 will use the Stuffit Engine for compression if its installed. Perhaps a reason why Aladdin bought the rights to it?

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Here:
http://www.macware.org/Archiver.html
are some old archivers, eg
ArchiveCM 1.0.1,
Decoder 1.3.4,
DropBin 1.5,
GIFBlast 3.0,
LHAExpander 1.0.8,
MacBinaryII+ 1.0.2,
MacCompress 3.2,
MacIsh 0.74.01,
MacLHA 2.2.3,
MBStripper 1.3,
pkzip 2.0.3,
StuffCenter 1.5,
StuffCM 1.2.1,
unshar 1.1.1,
et al.

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Here:
http://www.umich.edu/~archive/mac/util/compression/
are lots of other old compression apps.

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Most of these create archives in common formats. The ones we're looking for are those that use nonstandard or proprietary formats. Currently, this is mainly DiskDoubler and AutoDoubler, but others are good too. Was there ever a Norton archive format which was not DiskDoubler or SuperDoubler?

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Was there ever a Norton archive format which was not DiskDoubler or SuperDoubler?

Yes, definitily. Made a huge archive on several floppies of my recent work before I left for another job. A few weeks later I got a phone call from my successor wonder what the … I had left for him. Had also almost forgot about the archive but we sorted it out at last and that was in Norton's archive format. Smile

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Do you mean Norton Backup ?
Included as part of Norton Utilities v2 (available from this site). It is fantastically excellent backup software for Classic Mac OS.
In Mac OSX Retrospect is top dog for backups, and it works nearly all the time. But when you come to try to restore from backup (which is the whole point of backup software, 15 year old Norton Backup is still leagues ahead of even the latest EMC Retrospect.

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No, not Norton Backup, rather archiving software. I think I've seen it.

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Strangely, no-one has mentioned Diamond.

I have Diamond 5.0 backed up somewhere.

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Norton Utilities 3.2.1 from 1995 included Norton Compress and Norton Expand. Reply in this thread if you want it uploaded (I have it.)

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Spotted an archiver I've not seen before called "DiskMaker 1.3", located in the folder "Copy Center" on the CD-ROM image T.S.I. source-owner's-guide-10-1990. A recent Garden addition.