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MacExplorer : Analyze and access Macintosh files on Windows NT, 2000 or XP


MacExplorer is an alternative free Windows explorer program to analyze Macintosh files stored on a Windows NT/2000/XP Server for a quick and easy access of  data in AFP_info stream.

Download MacExplorer (2.41 MB) MacExplorer has been awarded a 4-star rating at ZDNet

Other utilities that can help you for Win/Mac integration  
Our paper (French): Windows NT et les fichiers Macintosh

Recommend it !
Related product: CrossIPTC
tool for mass translatiion of IPTC tags with accents from image files between Macintosh and Windows



Main features

  • Runs on Windows 95/98/ME, NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
    Note: MacExplorer runs on 95/98 but the peculiarities of the Macintosh files are not displayed on this platform (signatures, resource sizes, comments)
  • Automatic connection to the Macintosh Servers and to the Macintosh volumes; invalid volumes are also recognized (for example when the corresponding NT directories are renamed or removed).
  • MacExplorer recognizes volumes which have been created by standard Microsoft Services for Macintosh (MacFile), Cyan Software MacServerIP and Intergraph ExtremeZ-IP .
  • Displays and can modify the Type/Creator codes (Signatures)
  • Displays the Macintosh type of the files (XPress, Photoshop, Word, etc.), allowing to a Windows user to know the kind of the files without their 3 characters extensions
  • Allows to open Macintosh files without their Windows 3 characters extensions; for example, a Macintosh Quark XPress document without the QXD extension can be opened in a Windows Quark XPress by a double-click
  • Highlights the paths containing Unicode characters not allowed by Windows 95/98 (files or folders names containing characters like /, \, <, >, ?, *, etc.)
  • Displays in bold the folders which are converted in  "packages" (Mac OS 9) and can convert folders in packages (and vice-versa).
    Cf. Apple's Technote Packages in Mac OS 9
  • Displays the sizes of data forks and resource forks
  • Displays and can modify the Macintosh comments
  • Displays Microsoft Office Properties (Title, Author, Subject, Keywords, etc.)
  • Correspondance table Signatures (Type/Creator) / Extensions easily editable
  • Languages: English, French

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Other utilities that can help you for Win/Mac integration (same author) : 

MacNames : shareware utility to rename automatically Macintosh files stored on a Windows NT or Windows 2000 Server, removing illegal characters and adding filenames extensions (English, French).

CrossIPTC : image processing tool for photographers and press industry that need to transform IPTC meta information included in images and digital photography's between Windows and Macintosh characters set, scanning and converting entire folders contents of Jpeg and Tiff files.

MacVolumes : free tool to show the status if the index of Macintosh. volumes

Rarissimo : compress pc or mac files keeping streams when sending via ftp or email. 

Idem : Windows or Macintosh files synchronization and data replication on Windows platforms (English, French, Portuguese) will backup folders and files modified

Delenda : useful cleanup program to erase or archive files older than a certain time based on file dates 

Catalogue : navigates in directories displaying files with their properties, lets you change company name, titles or other at once, export the list creating html, csv or Word reports and xml for xsl transformations. 

MacInfoTip : a free dll for Windows explorer to see in a tooltip the Macintosh files characteristics.

Kalinews : write and format stories for publication on newspaper - xml tool

Kalimages : a photo indexation, keywording and IPTC editor software
with support for the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials I & II of Library of

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