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AccessPC 2.0

AccessPC 2.0's Control Panel UI
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For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
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AccessPC-2-01.sit (281.22 KB)
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For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: Mini vMac Mini vMac II

AccessPC allows the user to mount PC-compatible disks on a Macintosh. Preceding Apple's PC Exchange, AccessPC was Insignia's (maker of SoftPC) answer to Dayna's (maker of the DaynaFile) DOS Mounter, which had been released prior.

Also included in the installation are the control panel Multi-Driver and the utility Media Formatter

DL #1: v2.0f6 (May 15, 1992). Disk Copy 4.2 disk image.
DL #2: v2.01 (July 24, 1992). Folder copy of disk. (The installer provided here does not work, but you should be able to copy the pertinent files into your System Folder, especially if you've already installed v2.0f6, above).


Other versions
AccessPC 3.0

See also
SoftPC 1.3 & 2.5 | SoftPC Pro 3.0 | SoftPC Pro 3.1 | SoftPC Pro 3.1 w/ Windows | SoftAT | SoftPC for NeXTStep | MacPC

Architecture: 68k

Must be installed from disk.

From the Read Me:

Known Problems With AccessPC 2.0
There are a few known problems that you could encounter when using AccessPC 2.0
They are rare, however, and it’s unlikely that these will affect you.

Floppy Disk Users
1. WordPerfect/Mac 2.0 and WingZ may have problems saving a PC file onto a DOS disk. This is because the applications create a Mac “resource fork” for DOS files. If you turn on the “Save Mac Info To Disk” in the AccessPC control panel, these problems will not occur.
2. Copying a disk by dragging a DOS disk icon onto a DOS or Mac disk icon will not work.
3. The DaynaFile will be unable to format a 360K floppy as a Mac disk. This has no practical value anyway.
4. “Directory Assistance” in Norton Utilities will have problems with DOS disks.

Iomega Drive Users
1. When using the Iomega LaserSafe removable drive, the Iomega driver should be installed and MultiDriver removed from the Control Panels folder. The Iomega Workshop software should be used for formatting Mac cartridges.


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by lilliputian - 2020, April 10 - 1:06am

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