[NTLK] NIE and external store

Morgan Aldridge morgant at makkintosshu.com
Mon Oct 23 04:57:18 PDT 2023

On Sat, Oct 21, 2023 at 5:49 PM Dan <dan at dbdigitalweb.com> wrote:

> At the GNUM, there was a discussion about NIE and using it on the external
> store and it might be necessary to hack NIE to do so.  I couldn't remember
> for certain so I didn't say anything but I did some checking and I indeed
> used NIE on a external store.  I used EEUnprotect, which if you have it
> installed on your Newton, it ignores the "protect" flag on packages
> allowing you to move them to a different store or export them (or even
> backup using say SBM utilities).
> If I recall correctly, NIE worked fine from an external store/card.  But
> it is protected and it won't let you install it to anything but internal.
> But after that (with tricks) you can move it elsewhere.

Thanks for investigating and sharing your findings!

I'm wondering whether Pawel might be able to test unprotecting NIE,
transferring it back to his computer, installing it on his ROM board, and
see if it works. Would be excellent if it did work!


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