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Save to USB on Win98 computer

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by fdasmith, Apr 9, 2018.

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  1. fdasmith

    fdasmith Thread Starter

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    I am working with a company who uses a Win98 computer for internal use. It is not connected to the internet or to the actual server.
    I am unable to see the USB driver in file manager.
    I was able to use a backup program and save the backup to the USB, however it will not recognize the USB as a removable disk drive when trying to save excel files.

    I am also having difficulty accessing the CD_Rom drive as well.

    My goal is to remove all active files from this computer and save them to the server, so I just need a way to get these files in a usable format, on a USB stick.

    Any help would be aappreciated.
     
  2. Fireflycph

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    You'll need drivers to support USB as an external drive. But, good luck finding those.
    What I'd do is this. Remove the hdd and install it in a working system, which has server access, as a second drive. You should then be able to move aby and all files to the server. You may need to take ownership of the files on the 98 hdd. But that's simple enough. If you need help with that? Just post a msg. here and I or someone else can tell you how to do it.
     
  3. fdasmith

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    Thank you. Ironically, I was able to copy the files using the Atronis Backup program, which recognized the USB flash drive. I can make that work.
    Thank you for your quick response.
     
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