Need to convert scanner files

October 7, 2009 at 15:17:24
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4/1GB RAM
Several years ago, I had a Umax scanner that I used with a computer that ran Windows ME. I no longer have the scanner or that computer, but I kept a copy of the software so I could read the files that I scanned with it.

My present computer runs XP and I don't know if the software is compatible or not. I have some files on discs and I'd like to convert them to something else. The extension on the files is .pfc. Everything I have searched for says that is AOL personal filing cabinet.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?


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#1
October 7, 2009 at 15:27:37
... America Online (AOL) offers users the option to store incoming/read and sent E-mail in the AOL Personal Filing Cabinet (.PFC). Generally, this file is only viewable using AOL software. There are commercial sites that will, for a fee, convert the material to Outlook (and other) formats. PFCEx is a free program that will extract URLs from PFC files and write them to an HTML file which can then be viewed or edited with a text editor for import into other formats.

http://mark0.net/soft-pfcex-e.html


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October 7, 2009 at 15:31:12

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#3
October 7, 2009 at 17:04:59
http://filext.com/file-extension/PFC
Shows that .pfc is related to the Umax Scanner.
If you remember the model number of the scanner you can probably reload the paperport program and then open and re-name your files:
http://www.umax.com/download/index.jsp
Good Luck

PS: You said you still had the software, so why not set a restore point and try loading it up? If it doesn't work, just do a restore to before you installed it.

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#4
October 9, 2009 at 11:35:44
The model of the scanner that I had is not listed -- I guess it's too old!

Setting a restore point is a good idea. I am an average user -- not real tech savvy. I don't want to mess anything up by installing an incompatible program.


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#5
October 9, 2009 at 12:48:44
'but I kept a copy of the software'
Did you try installing that?

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#6
October 10, 2009 at 02:02:55
No, I have not tried it yet. I will. But even if the program installs without any problem, I still don't know how to convert the files to something else -- like Word or something that can be read at any time without having to use the old software.

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