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Article #132 (419 is last):
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions
From: ad150
Subject: Arc Files
Date: Sun Jul 30 09:27:14 1989


I have a problem with my ARC 1.1 Extract program.  Recently, I 
downloaded Kermit1030.Arc from a local bbs, but when I tried to
 "un-arc" the files, the program said they were not arc files.
Even though the filename extender is
.ARC, the program collapses.

PLease help, this is not the first time this has happened when
I have attried to use ArC.  
I even downloaded another version, but it did not help.

                        -Ken bohac
                         ad150

** Answered by JIM HAYNES (aa268) on Mon Aug 17 04:00:56 1987 **

Hi Ken,
        There are quite a few compacting
programs out for the Atari. 
The Problem you are having is probably
do to this. Not all boards make 
provisions for all the different
versions. Because of this your extender
ARC maynot be correct. Check with the
Sysop of the board and see id there 
are any other compacting type programs
available through their bbs.
These files will have names like:
shrink, shrinkxe, diskcom, scrunch, etc.
We hope this helps. If it doesn't 
call the T.A.P. BBS at 228-7335 and
leave a msg to me "JIM/CO-SYSOP"
I do have a program that I can upload
that will tell you what program was
used to compact the disk.

                        ATARI SYSOP,
                        Jim Haynes
                        aa268


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