re-format old mac files to windows xp

Machintosh / Powerbook 145b
May 4, 2009 at 03:39:22
Specs: Windows XP
I have 2 documents saved in my Powerbook 145B and a floppy disk, but I can't get it to power up. How can I retrieve the files? How can I re-format the disk in order to see files in my windows xp? Please help me.

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#1
May 4, 2009 at 07:18:18
You need MacDrive.

http://www.media4.com/products/macd...

This will allow you to read Mac floppy drives on a PC. Reformatting is not an option as that will destroy the data.

Stuart


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#2
May 4, 2009 at 12:45:51
Might find someone with a BeOS cd and boot to a live cd.

Might find a linux distro that can also boot to some command line. Many install disks can change over to a shell.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#3
May 5, 2009 at 11:06:07
I created documents on a MacIntosh Powerbook 10+ years ago & saved them on a floppy disk. I want to read the files, but can't on my Office XP system. Therefore, I downloaded MacDrive 7 software which is suppose to convert the files to Microsoft so they can be read on the XP system. However, I now received the following error message. Do you know how I can resolve this further?

Error Message: You are attempting to open a fiile that was created in an earlier version of Microsoft Office. This file type is blocked from opening in this version by your registry policy setting.


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#4
May 7, 2009 at 04:06:54
I downloaded MacDrive 7 software which is suppose to convert the files to Microsoft so they can be read on the XP system. However, I now received the following error message. Do you know how I can resolve this further?

Error Message: You are attempting to open a fiile that was created in an earlier version of Microsoft Office. This file type is blocked from opening in this version by your registry policy setting.
Please help me!


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