corrupted pdf files copied from a Mac to a Linux computer

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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I discovered a series of PDF files that were copied from a MacBook computer to a Dell running Ubuntu OS. 
All these files are corrupted and I can't open them in any way. 
In its title at the beginning a symbol ._ was added

I don't have the originals and I'm looking for a way to correct the problem

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LEGEND , Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

That's not actually the file itself. When you save a file from a Mac to a network drive you will often see, from any non-Mac, something like file.pdf and also ._file.pdf. Only the first is the actual file. The second is just a little bit of extra info needed by the Mac. If you have only ._ files, you have nothing. 

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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That's not actually the file itself. When you save a file from a Mac to a network drive you will often see, from any non-Mac, something like file.pdf and also ._file.pdf. Only the first is the actual file. The second is just a little bit of extra info needed by the Mac. If you have only ._ files, you have nothing. 

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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The copied files were correct and I was able to open them correctly, but then something happened that prevented me from opening and suddenly I discover that the title begins with the symbol ._ Now I don't see the original files

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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Thanks for your help anyway

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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Yes, I don't have nothing now

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Jun 26, 2022 Jun 26, 2022

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You are right, the files in their original form exist and I was able to open them. 
In spite of everything, I do not understand what the other files with the form ._ file.pdf are for.

Thanks for your help



Josef

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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How have you copied the files? What is the size of the files?

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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The files were first copied to a Flash Drive and from there to the new laptop.

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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Thanks a lot

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