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Windows NT Services for Macintosh (SFM) does not allow Creator and Type associations for Macintosh users when files extensions have only two characters.
SFM does not recognize two-character/digit extensions for file association.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/152734/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
For your convenience, the English version of this post-SP3 hotfix has been posted to the following Internet location. However, Microsoft recommends that you install Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 to correct this problem.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
For more information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TITLE : Creating an SFM Volume on Large Partition Causes a Stop 0x24
TITLE : SFM Time and Date Stamp Change Copying Between Volumes Locally
TITLE : Stop 0x0000000A w/ Services for Macintosh & McAfee Anti-Virus
TITLE : Commenting Macintosh File Changes Date and Time Stamp
TITLE : Macintosh Clients See Files on WinNT Server Constantly Moving
TITLE : STOP:0x0000001E with STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES in Sfmsrv.sys
TITLE : SFM: File Date and Time Stamp Change with Get Info
TITLE : SFM: Disconnect Macintosh Clients before Dismounting Volume
TITLE : SFM Rebuilds Indexes upon Restarting of Windows NT