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Microsoft KB Archive/172337

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Article ID: 172337

Article Last Modified on 10/15/2002


  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 5.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172337


When using SSARC and SSRESTOR to archive and restore files from a database that has Macintosh SourceSafe clients and stores Macintosh files, the file's resource fork is not included as part of the archive. Restoring the archive to another database causes resource fork information to be lost. Attempting to get or checkout these files on a Macintosh client produces the following error message:

File '<path>:<filename>' not found where <filename> has either a .c or a .d extension.


SSARC and SSRESTOR do not make use of the information stored in files with the .c or .d extension in the SourceSafe database. These files contain the resource fork information for Macintosh files.


It is possible to copy the Macintosh resource fork information to the restored database. SSARC & SSRESTOR may re-map the physical filenames when archiving from one database and restoring into another database. The following steps can be used to copy the resource fork information:

  1. Find the physical name of the file in the old database.
  2. Copy the old .c or .d file.
  3. Find the new physical file name for the file in the restored to database.
  4. Rename the old .c or .d file to the new physical file name.
  5. Place the renamed file in the appropriate subdirectory in the restored to SourceSafe Database.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 3.

For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

170365 INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why


For additional information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

131447 HOWTO: Use PHYSICAL Command to Find SourceSafe Database File

157714 How SourceSafe Stores Log Files

Additional query words: mac

Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbvs97sp2fix KB172337