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Can't Open A Toast 5.x File


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I'm running Toast 10.0.8 under Mac OS X 10.5.8, and it will not open a file created with Toast 5.2.1. Fortunately, I still have Toast 5 on my computer!

 

Is there a conversion utility, or some other way to get the newer version of Toast to open an older file?

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Good question! How do I tell the difference, with a Macintosh file? Using "Get Info," its "Kind" is "Toast Document."

 

--John

When someone saves a Toast project it is a .disc file. Opening it opens the same Toast window displaying the same items that the user put in that window previously. A .toast file is a disc image. The .disc file is a few kilobytes in size and the .toast file is likely many megabytes or gigabytes. I don't know of any other kind of files that could be called a Toast Document.

 

What happens when you open it with Toast 5?

 

If it is a .disc file it cannot be opened in later versions of Toast because the options and windows in later versions are not the same. I think this became an issue when Toast 8 was released that included many of the features from Jam 6. It might have been an issue before then but I don't recall.

 

If it is a .toast file there should be no problem mounting it and accessing its contents regardless of the Toast version.

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When someone saves a Toast project it is a .disc file. Opening it opens the same Toast window displaying the same items that the user put in that window previously. A .toast file is a disc image. The .disc file is a few kilobytes in size and the .toast file is likely many megabytes or gigabytes. I don't know of any other kind of files that could be called a Toast Document.

 

What happens when you open it with Toast 5?

 

If it is a .disc file it cannot be opened in later versions of Toast because the options and windows in later versions are not the same. I think this became an issue when Toast 8 was released that included many of the features from Jam 6. It might have been an issue before then but I don't recall.

 

If it is a .toast file there should be no problem mounting it and accessing its contents regardless of the Toast version.

 

 

The files I'm trying to open are just 28 KB, so I suppose they are .disc file. I've always assumed that these files are simply index files, pointing to the sound files that are to be burned to disc. When I open these files with Toast 5, I see the usual list of component sound files, and I'm able to play them within Toast 5. I haven't tried burning from Toast 5, but I suppose I could do that once more. This is a pain, since it means that I cannot simply ditch the old version of Toast, but need to maintain it along with the "new and improved" version.

 

Anyway, thanks very much for the enlightenment!

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