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Move .dst & .pst from win 95, 98, XP to Google Drive

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by TWM1432, Mar 30, 2018.

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  1. TWM1432

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    Our business started in 98 in embroidery. During that time used 95, 98, XP on saving .dst and .psf files. In mid 2000’s backup to Lacie 1TB mirror. That unit has failed this past week. Local PC repair Or Lacie cannot correct. Would to move the approximate 12,000 .dst and .psf to goggle drive. The files are opened by a dongle key in parallel ports (old machines) . Spoke with google support, they also had no remedy.
     
  2. SpywareDr

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    Do the files only exist on the Lacie?
     
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    No the .dst and .psf are on 3 different computers. The initial machine runs WIN 95 using a (1) dongle in the parallel port. The second runs WIN 98 also using that parallel port. And the newest machine run XP with the dongle likewise in parallel port. The XP and WIN have the majority of files. WIN 95 was used when we started.The propriety software for embroidery will not work with any newer version of windows save XP. We have approximately 12,000 files custom digitized files in the .psf (outline file) and embroidery file (.dst) plus another 10 k or more of altered stock designs. If the XP machine crashes and cannot retrieve, we are up a creek and out of business.
     
  4. SpywareDr

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    I guess the first step then would be to replace the Lacie and get everything backing up locally again. It would hurt to have another backup of everything stored away from the building in case of a disaster, (fire, flood, etc.).

    You really need to find a better, more long term solution though. Start talking to local trustworthy companies that could help you find something more up to date. (What do some of your competitors use?)
     
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    Yes, we have thought of purchasing another drive to backup. Most in our line of business have the same issue given the length of time. We in order to bring to current standards/software would need to reinvest. The cost, as in initial startup, for this software is now approximately 9 k. To recoup cost would take time. I thank you for you insight, and will continue our search for a method to move to a cloud service.
     
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