Hi, Erika -- Macs use an HFS (hierarchical file system) file format. This means that the way the macs handle files are different from a PC at a fundamental level. This includes the data file (you want) and some invisible files that provide information (probably you don't want). (In case you start running into inexplicable problems, you might have to consider this in more detail, but you should be fine if you just copy the data files.) icon files: those are those little images that macs use to indicate directories or volumes (partitions, cd drives, etc.). Basically anything with a little icon on the desktop. You shouldn't need them. I'd archive them anyway, just because somebody either gathered them or created them, and you never know; you might need them for an interactive CD at some point. :) Good luck! :) Candace -----Original Message----- From: Erika Meyer [mailto:meyer at up.edu] Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 11:01 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] IIS file: Icon_: wtf is it? So I'm moving this old site from Mac WebSTAR to NT IIS. And I'm finding that the site is packed with more crap than my mom's attic. I'm trying to clear out some of the dusty cobwebs. The IIS web directory is mapped so that I can get to it on the network, without FTP. But I'm trying to trash these old directories, and several of them contain these files (which I didn't see on the Mac server, only on the IIS server) called "Icon_". They are represented with the generic windows icon, but grayed out. According to my Windows machine, the "Icon_" files cannot be deleted. What are they, why are they there, and what do I do about it? Thanks, Erika --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !