Converting Paperport max files from Windows 98

May 14, 2012 at 21:10:54
Specs: Windows 7
converting max paperport files from windows 98

Scanned old documents onto Windows 98 Visioneer Paperport computer. I have the hard drive and have backed it onto external drive. I cannot open these files with Windows 7

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May 15, 2012 at 03:17:37
What file-type extension do those files have which you can't open?

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May 15, 2012 at 17:19:58

Sounds like you'll need to install the software/drivers on Win7 to be able to recover these files.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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May 17, 2012 at 06:11:44
Do you have the original Paperport version that you used to create the max files? You might be able to get it working under Windows 7 using a compatibility mode. I have used Paperport for years. I recently bought a new All in one laser printer that came with PaperportSE. I have managed to install my old version over the top of the SE version and now have the ability to save files in PDF format. Did your version of Paperport allow you to save fiels in PDF and JPG formats?

Lesson learned here. Try to archive files in non-propietory formats. My understanding is that the latest versions of Paperport won't read the max files. Also, the reviews of any Paperport version after 9 are not good.

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