How do I expand Now Compress archives?
June 12, 2009 8:26 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to find a way to expand a file that's in an ancient Mac archive format (Now Compress).
posted by NewGear to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
So I find myself needing to access some files I created back in the mid-1990s. Back then, I had everything on floppies (remember them?) which later on got archived on Jaz discs (remember those?) which were in turn copied over onto cds. There's a bunch of things in those files that I now find myself wanting to access.
Only problem is, most of the files have a ".now" extension. As I recall, that's the extension "Now Compress" used for their archived files. Fort hose that don't remember, Now Compress was part of "Now Utilities", which used to be THE utility package for the Mac back in the OS9 days. Now Compress was sort of Now's "Stuffit" program. It could compress files automatically, create archives, etc. I can barely find information on Google about the old program, let alone any suggestions of how to handle these files nowadays.
So the question is, does anybody know of a program that runs under today's OSX that can expand these files? I'm in a quandry!