Solved converting floppy to word

January 7, 2012 at 14:24:20
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how do I convert 3.5floppy disks to msword

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January 8, 2012 at 01:38:58
If you have a lot of disks to access then it's worth buying an external, USB connected, floppy disk drive - like THIS ONE. If you only have a couple of disks then the only other option is to ask someone who has a computer with a floppy disk drive to copy the data from the disks onto a memory stick/flash drive.

Once you have the data on your pc you will then need an appropriate program to open the files - If you haven't got Word installed, with the relevant conversion add-ons, then OpenOffice, a free office suite, may be able to do the job, but you won't know until you try.

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January 7, 2012 at 14:37:50
A floppy disk is a physical device to store and transport data files. MS Word is a word processing software. You can't convert one into the other. Compare "how do I convert a fridge into butter?" Not possible.

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#2
January 7, 2012 at 15:11:55
I have a lot of original writing on the floppys and I can't access the writings

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#3
January 7, 2012 at 15:14:09
What program were they created with? There may or may not be a converter to access them with Word.

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#4
January 7, 2012 at 15:24:17
Can you access the floppy disk?
Can you access the files?
Have you tried open them with notepad?
What format are the "writings" in? (What software was use to make them?)

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#5
January 7, 2012 at 15:24:40
word perfect


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#7
January 7, 2012 at 18:24:55
Ah no because my computer desktop or laptop doesn't have a floppy any longer, i guess I can buy one, or do they even sell them any more.

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#8
January 7, 2012 at 18:25:55
Oh it was wordperfect 7, Sorry not to computer sabe here.

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#9
January 7, 2012 at 19:29:41
Well, if you don't even have a floppy drive or access to one, then I don't know what you expected us to offer as advice.

Seriously, what kind of answer were you expecting when you asked how do I convert 3.5 floppy disks to msword if you knew that you didn't even have a way to read the disk?

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January 8, 2012 at 01:38:58
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If you have a lot of disks to access then it's worth buying an external, USB connected, floppy disk drive - like THIS ONE. If you only have a couple of disks then the only other option is to ask someone who has a computer with a floppy disk drive to copy the data from the disks onto a memory stick/flash drive.

Once you have the data on your pc you will then need an appropriate program to open the files - If you haven't got Word installed, with the relevant conversion add-ons, then OpenOffice, a free office suite, may be able to do the job, but you won't know until you try.

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#11
January 8, 2012 at 10:30:47
Ok thanks... ya between the comments I did go out and find a 3.5floppy to add to the desktop. Just didn't know what to do after that. But thanks for your help you are great.

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#12
January 8, 2012 at 10:34:17
btw i actually have hundreds of writings on those floppy, so it was worth buying the floppy, thanks

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