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Converting wpd/wpl files to excel or word

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by fourcreeks, Jul 3, 2004.

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  1. fourcreeks

    fourcreeks Thread Starter

    Jul 3, 2004
    I would like to know how to convert old files .wpd/.wpl to Excel or Word. O/S is XP. These files have been saved to a floppy and the old computer has died so cannot access files to resave.
    I've tried changing the extension to txt, doc. dbf, xls etc. and opening up in several different applications but receive only non-text information (squares etc.).
    Can someone help with this dinosaur file?
    Thank you.
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    what are they from word perfect - you may be able to open with word - in word - open - change the filetype to the ones you have
  3. terry1930


    Apr 8, 2004
    Hi, ETAF is correct for the .wpd files. Word will open them as long as you change the file type when in the Open dialogue box.

    However, on my comp (Win98) the .wpl files are Windows Media Player playlist files, and are located in the following directory:

    C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player

    I would suggest you do a search on your new comp for *.wpl
    files and see where your current media player locates its files. That is, if its necessary to you to restore your old playlists. Its not that difficult to create new ones.
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