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Mass convert files naming between Macintosh and Windows PC    

Free Shell Explorer Extension

MacInfoTip tool version 1.0.5 for Macintosh files on Windows 2000 and Windows XP
Download and run it for free !

Show Macintosh files information  on Windows

Pad format file is available  for software sites to automatically parse product description   into their freeware directory.


Have photos to share and Macintosh? see also:

a conversion tool
for images IPTC accents compatibiity when  exchanged between Macintosh and Windows

Other Software

Metadata Miner Catalogue
Delenda Cleanup
Idem synchronization

Transform your photo folders into a searchable database with annotations and metadata search

Other freeware


Papers -in French:

  Métadonnées, une initiation
Windows NT et les fichiers Macintosh

Macintosh books:

MAC OS X Internals: A Systems Approach
by Amit Singh (July 2006)

Step into Xcode: MAC OS X Development by
Fritz Anderson

Quartz 2D Graphics For Mac OS X Developers
by R. Scott Thompson



MacInfoTip is a free Windows shell extension to quickly display Macintosh files information in tooltips of your Windows Explorer (the yellow balloons that pop up over a file) each time you browse folder content.

MacInfoTip shows Type code, Creator code, Data fork size, Resource fork size and Comments of Macintosh files stored on any NTFS volume managed by:

  • standard Services For Macintosh (SFM),
  • ExtremeZIP,
  • MacServerIP.

As it recognizes common type of files, the program also displays a suggested extension that you can add to the filename enabling Windows to identify associated applications and easily open it using Windows double-click.

data forks, Ressource forks, Comments, Type, Creator display using MacInfoTip DLL Tool

  • Installation
    • Download (220 KB)
    • Unzip it and copy MacInfoTip.dll in a folder, for example in C:\Program Files\MacInfoTip 
    • Register MacInfoTip.dll:
      • Open a console (Start button, Execute menu, type cmd and OK Button)
      • go to the installation folder using cd command, for example:
        cd C:\Program Files\MacInfoTip
      • type command line:
        regsvr32 MacInfoTip.dll
        regsvr32 MacInfoTip.dll via command line
      • It's registered on your computer; you will get the following message
        Register a dll with RegSvr32.exe
      • Click OK. That's all.


  • Removing MacInfoTip
    • Quit Windows Explorer
    • Unregister MacInfoTip.dll:
      • Open a console (Start button, Execute menu, type cmd and OK Button)
      • go to the installation folder using cd command, for example:
        cd C:\Program Files\MacInfoTip
      • type command line:
        regsvr32 /u MacInfoTip.dll
    • Remove MacInfoTip.dll
  • Operating systems and features:


    • This freeware program is designed for :
      - Windows 2000 (Server or Workstation),
      - any version of Windows XP.


    • Runs on file servers managed by standard Services For Macintosh (SFM), ExtremeZIP or  MacServerIP.
    • In order to preserve and not interfere with tooltips displayed by Explorer according to Windows extensions, MacToolTips displays tooltips only for filenames without Windows extensions.


    • On Windows, it will not run when a Macintosh filename contains invalid Windows character (like ?, /, \, *, etc.) - see MacNames for an easy way to convert them into Windows valid names automatically, MacExplorer (free) program to read Mac files on Windows 2000 or XP, MacVolumes (free) to get statistics helping you in Macintosh volumes optimization.
Your feedback is welcome!

More about Mac - NT information (in French)
CrossIPTC - enables automatic cross-platform stock photography conversion via a mass repair on IPTC File Info fields added to JPEG or TIFF pictures
Idem : Replicate Windows and Macintosh files between folders and create backup copies on Windows environments (features and download area - in English)
MacNames : software application to rename automatically Macintosh files stored on a Windows NT/2000 Server, transforming invalid characters and adding three-characters extensions to Mac file names.
MacExplorer : a free Windows explorer or Macintosh files
Delenda: program that will search the drive/folder for files not accessed in the last x amount of time and archive non-used files to archive folders or delete them.
Kalimages : application to create automatically an image database with keywords and all annotations indexed for search purposes.

And other software utilities that will help you for Win/Mac integration tasks by Soft Experience