Transfer / Copy OS/2 files with Extended data attributes to iSeries

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We have 1,000's of files that were originally created in OS/2. These files were created (OCR) from an image file so we could do text searches on them. OS/2 created these files with Extended Data attributes. We now need to copy these OS/2 files from an XP workstation to an iSeries networked drive. The problem that we have is when we try to copy/paste or drag & drop we get an error " Cannot Copy B00238AA: The request is not supported." If we were to EMAIL these files then save them to disk, they would then copy ok because the Extended Attributes have been stripped out via the email process. Does anyone know how to get these files copied other than emailing them... There are 1,000's. If I print them out, both the emailed one (the one we can copy) and the one that won't copy, they are identical (as far as the eye can see.)

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Unfortunatly, I know little about os2 files. However, I do know that using Microsoft Access one can, if the file format is known, import just about any form of data and into just about any format or flat file. It’s a pretty simple process to format the file import, just look under “help” for “importing” on MS Access. Hope this helps. Erick

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  • Pollywantsacracker
    I don't have any experience with extended attributes, but... Some IFS systems have support for extended attributes. Did you try copying to different file systems (in particular either root or QOPENSYS)? Also, did you try using OPsNav to do the copy?
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  • TomLiotta
    I'd try copying them into /QDLS folders. IIRC, extended attributes are handled in the HFS structures. Tom
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  • graybeard52
    Pollywants is probably right. Where is your 'iSeries network drive" ? In root, QopenSys, Qdls, ???
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