Is there a way to do this? To my understanding, the GCMS translator only converts files from ChemStation to MassHunter and not the other way around.
The conversion of Chemstation data files is only one way which is forward to the MassHunter platform.
This inability to convert from MassHunter to Chemstation has been a discussion point in various forums for years.
Is this a technical issue ?
The path forward is Masshunter for future software data files . There is no translator to go backwards to older technology such as MSD Chemstation. From my perspective, and I am not a software programmer, to take a data file that was acquired on a 64 bit operating system and take it backwards to a 32 bit or 16bit Chemstation , this would be a challenge. I realize that's a very simple perspective but there are challenges from the Agilent side such as support from Microsoft for operating systems such as Win 7 , this ends January 14th 2020. Masshunter is the current software platform and will be for the foreseeable future. I understand the reasons to use Chemstation for data review as customers have been using it since the 90's in one form or another and its familiar and workflow has been established because of the familiarity. I hope this helps, I am sure others will weigh in here and I welcome their comments.
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