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Photo attachment problem in Hotmail (MAC-> Windows, .hqx?)


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Hi,

Someone has sent me some photos to my Hotmail account from a Mac, possibly directly from iPhoto (does iPhoto have an email-image-to-friend function?) or at least in iPhoto format, and they will not now open (on my XP computer).

When I click to save them from Hotmail, the file extension that comes up is oddly .hqx but when I've downloaded them they become JPEG files but then they will not open in Photoshop/MS Paint/Windows Picture Viewer. Photoshop says "Could not open xx because a JPEG marker segment length is too short (the file may be truncated or incomplete)". It is not possible to view them in Hotmail either. Any ideas? Are the files themseleves somehow corrupt, or is this a MAC-Windows-via webmail problem? Do I need to decode the files manually from .hqx or something? Thank you very much :)
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HQX Files:

File Type BinHex 4.0 Encoded File
Category Encoded Files
Common? Yes
File Description Macintosh file compressed and encoded from 8-bit into a 7-bit text format; helps maintain file integrity for Internet downloads and other file transfers by combining the data nto a single archive.

Program(s) that open hqx files

Mac OS: , Allume Systems Stuffit Expander, Dare to be Creative iArchiver
Windows: WinZip, ZipZag, ESTsoft ALZip, Allume Systems Stuffit Expander

Edited by Neil Jones, 24 March 2008 - 05:46 PM.

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