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Can not access files on old 3.5 floppys

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by robertgrinageii, Jan 19, 2002.

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  1. robertgrinageii

    robertgrinageii Thread Starter

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    I have some old 3.5 floopys that I just found. My os is "ME" and when I try to open them I get, "File formatt may not be supported by any installed converters A:\ ESSAYS.WPS" Now I put info on these floppys probly in 94-95. Is there anything I can do to access these files????
     
  2. Davey7549

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    robertgrinageii
    Welcome to TSG!
    The file extension .WPS is the older Microsoft word processor extension. In order to open such a file you have to have Microsoft
    Word installed on your current system and make sure you have all the right convertors for it. For instance if you have Microsoft word 2000 and 2000 could not open it then you could download the convertor pack here.
    converter pack
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q212265

    Dave
     
  3. robertgrinageii

    robertgrinageii Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the welcome Davey!

    When I downloaded and installed the download i got the following message. " Microsoft Office Converter Pack did not detect Microsoft Office 4.x, 95, 97, or 2000on your computer. Set up will now quite." Now I am confused. Is ME which I run the same as 98 or 2000???? and what should I do next??? Thanks for the help.
     
  4. Dan O

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    .WPS are Microsoft Works files.

    If you have Microsoft Works you can install it or try WordPad.
     
  5. TechChick

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    The link Davey posted only works if you have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works installed. You will need to install one of those programs to open those files.
     
  6. robertgrinageii

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    Are you telling me that I do not have works bundled in with my ME OS?????
     
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    Microsoft Works does not come with retail versions of operating systems such as Windows ME. Did you purchase your computer from a retailer like Dell or Compaq? Did you buy it from someone else? Did you build it?
     
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