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AccessPC 3.0

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
AccessPC30.hqx (3.40 MB)
MD5: 3715d4dffdbaea8a840f2fbf34f50b04
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
AccessPC_3.0.1.hqx (3.61 MB)
MD5: be0e535f1d163c52fe814996e3de6be3
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
Guides on emulating older applications

AccessPC is disk compatibility software for reading and writing to DOS-formatted floppies and other media, that competed with DOS Mounter, as well as Apple's own PC Exchange.

DL #1: v3.0. Contains two, 1.4 MB disk images, compressed with StuffIt, and encoded as BinHex. As found on the Metal Militia File Vault

DL #2: v3.0.1. Provided as folders with disk contents and serial number (repackaged as a StuffIt 1.5.1 file encoded as BinHex 4.0). As found on CDBVS APPLE (French).

AccessPC 3.0.x includes Macintosh Easy Open v1.0.2, Document Converter, Media Formatter, and the Multi-Driver control panel.

Other versions
AccessPC 2.0

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

For use with System 6 and 7.


mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2020, October 2 - 12:46am

Yes, they are on Metal Militia, but they originate from the Eagles Nest BBS Collection. I gave you the Metal Militia link because you could just download the file directly rather than the whole collection. Clickable content from large collections in disc images is one of the advantages of Metal Militia as it makes individual items more accessible.

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by lilliputian - 2020, October 1 - 9:05pm

Thanks mrdav. I've tested it and it works fine, so I've gone ahead and replaced my images with the archive from Metal Militia.

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by mrdav - 2020, October 1 - 12:36pm

There is another copy of disk images for v. 3.0 here. It is a binhex of a Stuffit archive of a folder that contains the disk images. If this does not give you a good copy of disk 1 then I have another archive you can try (slightly different creation dates on the disk images), but I will wait to see how the link above works out for you first.

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by lilliputian - 2020, October 1 - 11:53am

Found 3.0.1 via CDBVS APPLE and uploaded here. The installer for both 3.0 and 3.0.1 is extremely finicky, will complain about files already present (Easy Open Prefs, ~AccessPC Data), and it won't install if the installer is on the boot volume...

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by lilliputian - 2020, October 1 - 9:51am

It would seem the disk is toast. After running DiskFix on it, it attempted to move the files from the bad blocks but errored out. Now it seems that the files from those damaged blocks are just gone. Tried Norton but it doesn't seem to be making any difference.

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by lilliputian - 2020, October 1 - 9:02am

Okay, a lot more is damaged than just the AccessPC control panel itself. Time to try re-imaging...

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by lilliputian - 2020, October 1 - 8:57am

The actual control panel that is installed is damaged. Trying to open it results in an error -199, which is a resource fork error. ResEdit states that it is beyond repair. Perhaps the image I made of one of the disks is no good; I did have trouble with Install 1, though one would suppose that the installer would be unlaunchable if the disk image were bad. I will try again with that one and see if it makes a difference.

EDIT: The control panel is stored in a sit file on the disk, so while it does unstuff if opened manually, the user is warned that the file's resource fork may possibly be unusable. That would explain why the installer works but this file doesn't. What a pain, the most important file in all of this was the one that was damaged!