Originally Posted by 6volt
I don't know what you mean by the original file name.
The disk is unrecognizable by Windows - in fact, 2 perfectly good drives would not even "mount" the disk. Lucky, the 3rd drive I tried, did. (This is probably because they use some kind of weirdo file system on the disk.)
So the only thing I know of is to rip an ISO.
But noooo, the first ISO ripping software I tried would not work because the disk was unrecognizable by Windows.
So finally, I got one that did and extracted the ISO.
Right now I'm looking in Google Drive or one of the many free online backup file services out there. Issues with them are making binary, encrypted, or data files available to the public.
This Nanny State stuff is really ticking me off and I've about had it with Toshiba too - didn't they throw HD-dvd under the bus for $400,000,000 from Sony???
If anyone has some bright ideas, I'm all ears.
As I've said before, take that FW file (which has to reside somewhere in your disk's file system), whatever it's type and filename, and try to attach it. If it takes too long or times out (due to file size), ZIP it. The Attach menu/system can also refuse certain file types.
If so, and if using a PC with WIN, you can open File > Send to > Compressed (zipped) Folder. Mac might also have a similar "file-zipping" (size-reduction) system.
Then, Attach the ZIP file in your post with the paperclip icon.
You don't HAVE to ZIP if the file isn't too large, but it might take a while to uplaod and I'm afraid it'll time out and you'll think it won't work.
I successfully zipped a 12.5MB .mot FW file to 3,5MB and it Attached pretty fast compared to my 1st try with the 12.5MB unzipped file.
Edited by wajo - 10/9/12 at 9:15am