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Digital Performer Files turned to Exec
Old 15th August 2007
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Digital Performer Files turned to Exec

Someone please help!!!
I saved some Digital Performer files to a external Hard Drive and it turned all my files to executables. Is there any solution for this or am i screwed.
Old 15th August 2007
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Did you save them to a FAT32 drive? I believe that's what happens when you lose the SDII resource fork. One thing to try is download the Soundhack Application here:

Under File, select "Open Any" and open one of the files. Then "Save Copy To" as an SDII file, but make sure you save it to a Mac formatted volume. Give it a shot - hope it works out.
Old 15th August 2007
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Thanks ill give it a try
Old 29th August 2007
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I did as you said and no dice all it does is play static, is there anything else i can try?

Thanks again!
Old 29th August 2007
Did you back them up before you copied them onto the FAT32 drive? Have you put them back on an HFS+ drive before using SoundHack? You can open them as raw data files and resave them.

Old 29th August 2007
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I took the folder off the drive that turned them into Exec. files and dropped it on the desktop of my mac opened soundhack and performed the instructions given and then opened them in DP5 and all it played was static.
Old 29th August 2007
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You've dragged the unix executables to your desktop. Open one of the files with Soundhack (File -> Open Any) and then command-H to hack the header (menu option Hack -> Header Info). Enter the correct sample rate (ie. 48000, 44100) and then enter the bit depth encoding (16,24 linear) from the original session. Channels is always 1 for a DP SDII file. Hit/click apply. Then File -> Save Copy As to new folder and select file type as SDII and select the proper bit depth and rate, otherwise it will convert to whatever the default is. You should have a good file.
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