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Opening erased files recovered from a memory stick but appearing as .rsrc files

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Need to open .rsrc files but how? TextEdit shows them but in unreadable form and can't convert. Have Resorserer which is shown under 'Open With' but I do not know how to proceed. Question - How do I open .rsrc files on a 400 Mhz iMac running Classic with OS's 9.2.2 and 10.4.11 with 1 Gb RAM, 80Gb HD, DVD/CD Drive
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 7 years ago.

Depending on how they were recovered, whether with a Data Rescue type program, or with a professional service, those files are mostly provided to get something out of them. They ARE NOT recovered files that are intact and usable.

Most recovery applications will recover rsrc files only for the purpose of providing a possible method for recovering text or other details.

It sounds like those files were very corrupted and the only items available were the rsrc type recovery files.

Sorry about that, but this sounds like there was nothing real to recover.

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