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Questions tagged [file-conversion]

the process of translating the data in a file from one format or encoding to another

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How Do I Batch Convert Hundreds of ClarisWorks Documents to a Modern Format?

I'm running the current version of Sierra (10.12.5). The documents appear in Finder without extensions and the system has given them exe icons despite categorizing them as Documents. They are ...
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Convert Adobe Reader form document to general pdf

I have problems with a provider that refuses to deliver important documents in anything but Adobe Reader specific documents. I think these are with Adobe Experience Manager pdf forms. Their documents ...
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iTunes cannot convert Apple Lossless tracks to 128 kbps AAC files when sync'ing with iPhone

I'm using the Convert higher bit rate songs to 128 kbps AAC option in iTunes when sync'ing music to my iPhone. iTunes is complaining about three tracks from an album I recently ripped every time I ...
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Breaking pdf to various images, compress, and recombine

I want to save each page of a PDF file as separate image, compress them, and recombine back as PDF. Some PDF files I often use are strangely large in size. I mean, some 100 pages but some 200M. I ...
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Using Homebrew to convert TIFF to PDF

How can I convert JPG into PDF easily? shows have to use homebrew to convert .jpg files into .pdf. I would like to convert many TIFF files to PDF but can not get it to work. For JPEG files, the ...
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Convert AA to MP3

I bought an audio book from audible and want to convert it to mp3 from aa because my phone doesn't support the format. Is there any way to do that?
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Mac iTunes keeps adding the wrong files to my playlist

2011 iMac, OSX Mavericks, iTunes 12.6.1.125 I'm a musician and am working on finalizing my new EP. I have the master .wav files in iTunes, which I then convert to .mp3 to send to some people for ...
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Using AppleScript to batch convert .pages to pdf

I am needing to convert about 100 .pages documents to either pdf or docx. With the AppleScript script below, I am able to open .pages documents from the folder that I select. However I receive the ...
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Any OSX tool to batch remove (or convert) embedded album artwork in MP3 files?

my car audio system does not support MP3 album artworks embedded in PNG format.. unfortunately iTunes switched to this format a while ago. I'd need to find a way to remove (or convert to JPG) all ...
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Can't open mov files in QuickTime, but can do it in VLC

After reinstalling the operating system (OS X EL Capitan) I can't open video files in .mov format. I can open them using VLC but I can't open them in QuickTime and Adobe Premiere - what could be wrong?...
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How can I convert a Word (.doc or .docx) file to a PDF on an iPad?

I would have thought this was one of Goodreader's many tricks, but it doesn't seem to be the case.
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What is the best way to automate PDF page extraction and conversion into jpg for downloaded files in iOS?

From time to time I need to check a webpage, download a PDF file from there, find something inside, extract that page and convert it to an image. I can do it easily on macOS, but on iOS it gets more ...
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Convert PDF to something editable without losing all formatting

I am aware of solutions that allow one to extract text from a pdf file. Are there any practical solutions on the Mac to extract rich text and layout from a PDF, or somehow convert a PDF into some ...
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hdiutil convert not working and not telling me why

I've been trying to create a bootable Ubuntu flash drive following instructions from multiple sites. I need to convert the .iso file to an .img using hdiutil. For starters, the syntax of the command ...
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How do I convert .dmg to .img?

How do I convert DMG files to IMG files? I am trying to use 'Q emulator' to run XPpro and it requires an IMG file of the XP disc.(legal copy) I'm using a late model G5 PPC with Leopard 10.5.8
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How to emulate Mac OS 8 (in a way that supports CD-ROMs)

I am trying to install old software on my either one of my Macs (Powerbook G4 and iMac 21.5 from 2011). This software contains old fonts in a very rare format, which I would like to be able to watch /...
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iOS 'convert to pdf' tools produce incomplete conversions

On Mac, the print dialog 'Save to pdf' features captures all types of images and image-like things. On iPad, the tools I have tried run into problems, e.g.: On https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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How can I de-compress a source file on my basic MacBookAir (macOS Sierra Version 10.12.2)

I've downloaded the source file from https://arxiv.org/format/1610.01410v2 How can I decompress it to obtain the plain text (say, in a TextEdit file)? The file I downloaded is designated 1610....
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How to convert Apple Music M4P to MP3?

Is there any way to convert Apple Music M4P files to MP3? iTunes doesn't allow to burn discs with Apple Music files, is there any other method?
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Convert audio to OGG format via Terminal

Is there an app or a method that I can use from Terminal to convert audio files to the OGG format? I know about afconvert but that doesn't provide the ogg format that I want.
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How to remove my email address, name, and purchase date from iTunes Plus files?

Any files that you purchase from iTunes (or obtain with iTunes Match) will contain your personal information: Is there a script that automatically goes through all music inside the iTunes Media ...
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How to create an image to GIF converter usable from the finder?

I would like to be able to quickly convert images to GIF as it can compress line art images much more than PNG or JPEG. The fastest way to convert is an Automator Service, and Automator does indeed ...
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MacOS and Kindle file Location Changed? [duplicate]

MacOS Kindle version 1.12.0 no longer seems to keep downloaded books in the My Kindle Library location, no new files are showing up there. Does anyone know where they are being stored now? Without ...
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How can I convert an m4a to mov?

I have a m4a audio file that I need to convert to a mov file. How can I do this?
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Command line tool to convert DOC and DOCX files to PDF

Is there any command line tool to convert DOC and DOCX files to PDF? If no, can it be automated by some Automator script (open-print to PDF-close)?
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How to convert a CorelDraw file to Adobe Illustrator CS5?

Assume I have a CDR file, Adobe Illustrator CS 5 and no CorelDraw. How can I convert this CDR file to AI file? What is the fastest and cheapiest way?
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How to decode a .chm file?

I'd like to extract content of old .chm file into individual html files. Is there an app or command line tool for this?
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How to hear/view files with extensions .VOB, .IFO, and .BUP on a Mac

A friend of mine just got a new MacBook and is trying to look at some files she had from her old Wintel boxen with .VOB, .IFO, and .BUP file extensions. What Mac conversion or viewing utility or app ...
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Best audio converter for Mac

I'm searching for an audio converter for mac with wide capabilities. It should be able to: Convert to flac (not from flac) Split cue files into separate tracks Grab audio CDs Edit ID3-tags in batch ...
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Export all stickies at once on OS X 10.8?

I am using Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8). I have a lot of stickies, but have been unable to find a simple way to export all the stickies at once as either text or HTML. Have I overlooked something ...
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Best Method for Converting An Executable to A Word Doc?

I'm sorting through a bunch of old writings & am running across a large number of files, which are exe's rather than doc or docx or txt or any other normal text doc format. I am almost positive ...
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Extract audio from a folder of mp4 videos [duplicate]

Any good apps/tools for OSX that will convert an entire folder of mp4 videos into audio files?
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Format of .data binary files for parental control logs?

Looking through the parental control logs on the path "/Library/Application Support/Apple/ParentalControls/Users/max/<year>/<month>/", I am finding a bunch of files with the extension ....
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How to open or convert .xwd image dump?

I did the image dump of an X window by using /opt/X11/bin/xwd, e.g.: xwd -root -silent > screen.xwd Now, how do I open this file or convert into JPEG file? Probably I could use pnmtojpeg, but it ...
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How to save a .css file from TextEdit or Word?

I once read you could force the color of visited links in Safari by adding a:visited { color: #6611cc !important; } in the .css file under Preferences < Advanced. In this way, it will turn every ...
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How can I open or export a abcddb file in Windows 7 Excel?

I have a file in the abcddb format. This file was saved on a Mac. I am trying to open in Windows 7 in either Excel or Access. How can I do this?
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How to add export formats to Preview.app?

Is there any way to teach Preview how to export/save (and not just import/open) additional formats? If so, how? As you may know, Apple has removed several export formats from the default dialog in ...
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cupsfilter: Unable to determine MIME type of ““??”.**

I'm trying to convert html files to pdf files using the following command line for file in *.html; do /usr/sbin/cupsfilter “$file” > $file.pdf; done But I got the message as below and empty pdf ...
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How to convert WMV to QuickTime MOV?

How can I convert a WMV (Windows Media Video) movie file to QuickTime MOV on OSX El Capitan? If possible I would prefer to use an installed program rather than an online program. Neither VLC nor ...
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hditutil tool will not convert .iso to .img?

This is not working for me! Will someone clarify why? Here's the command I'm using: hdiutil convert -format UDRAW -o /Users/Jacob/Desktop/destination_file.img /Users/Jacob/Downloads/debian-8.2.0-...
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Convert XML to CSV or XLSX

I have a large XML file (11MB) which I need to open in Excel for processing. I have MS Excel for Mac 2011 and when I try to open the XML file, it just opens it as plain text (seems that this is a ...
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Convert MTS video to OGV (OGG) format via Terminal

Is there a way to convert MTS video format to OGV? And how could you set desired size of output file or file resolution?
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Are .apple files potentially synonymous (or a wrapper to) .dmg files?

We lost a .dmg file on an harddrive. Our tech guy was able to recover files from the drive but not one of them is a .dmg file. But they are a lot of .apple file. Can the .dmg file we are looking for ...
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xld crashes with El Capitan

After upgrading to El Capitan (No complains apart of this one) XLD does not work anymore. When I try to rip a CD, XLD crashes and I get the following trace back: Process: XLD [79196] ...
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Convert animated gif to mp4

I'm looking for a tool (GUI would be best) to convert an animated gif to a mp4-video to send it via WhatsApp. Do you have any suggestions that get this job done?
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Convert case-sensitive HDD to journaled insensitive?

Like everyone, I've search everywhere in the web about getting my brother's HDD converted to case-sensitive journaled. I have a back up HDD that I can transfer to, I have no idea why iPartition is ...
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How to open or convert old .efx (eFax) documents without PowerPC support?

I have a number of very old .efx documents (from 2004) that were sent to me from the eFax service. They are no longer available on eFax's website (so I can't just get them from there and change the ...
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Good free audio converter for OS X Lion?

Am trying to find a simple audio converter to convert various m4a, wma, mp3, and flac files to standard mp3 128KB VBR (for an ancient mp3 player with limited storage). I'm probably only going to use ...
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Duplicated pdf larger than original

I have a pdf which, when I duplicate it in Preview and save it, is substantially bigger afterwards: Before: $ pdfinfo manuscript-EditorComments.pdf Title: Subject: Keywords: Author: Rainer M ...
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Converting between a Mac file path to a Windows file path

I am working in an office that is dominated by PCs, but we are moving select designers to a Mac platform (testing). The biggest issue I have come across is sharing file paths to shared drives, and the ...