I do need to copy the jce_policy-8.zip from my Mac to a Citrix Desktop on Demand. The customer blocked every fileshare and Download. So I have tried to copy the .zip as raw text.


I open the jce_policy-8.zip in Sublime on a Mac and copy the raw text.


The Desktop on Demand is a Citrix Windows 7 machine. I do paste the raw text in Notepad++ and save it as jce.zip.

I can't open the .zip on the Target machine. The text also looks different than opened in Sublime. Any suggestions?

  • generally speaking, if you open up a non-text document, Npp will attempt to encode it with the best fitting scheme it can find for display. That means what you see in the editor is not the actual byte code of the .zip. This is compounded by the copy and re-save. you may want to try using a hex editor instead. Dec 18 '15 at 15:50
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    isn't "binary text" an oxymoron? What's wrong with copying the zip file to a usb / dvd / etc, like a regular file?
    – Xen2050
    Dec 18 '15 at 17:40

Convert it to a Mime format.

There are a few ways to do this but try attaching the zip to a new email message on the Mac and then Save-As the message (Choose plain text if given the option).
Emails are in MIME format.

Open the saved message in a text editor and do the Select-All / Copy.
You can then paste into Notepad via the Citrix client.

Save the notepad file and rename it with a .msg extension, Windows should then treat it as an Email message.
Double click the .msg file and the default email client should open it.

It's also possible that you could give it a .zip extension and, if the default archiving program understands MIME, it may open.

If The Mac mail program won't play the game, install Thunderbird, it has Ctrl + U to view the message in full.

  • Not working for me !
    – Waqas
    Sep 5 '17 at 15:33
  • What part doesn't work?
    – Mbo42
    Sep 7 '17 at 6:20

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