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An elderley friendly has a life times work on floppy disks created on his now defunct Sharp FW760 (or FW630). He has purchased a PC with a floppy drive running XP with Microsoft Works word processing installed. Can you advise how he might read his floppys and also import them onto his PC and work on them? Regards John Stringer

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  • jstring Oct 08, 2009


    I beg to point out he only has Microsoft Works on his PC not Microsoft Word and is not yet connected to the net.

    I have both Word and Works on my PC which is at another location but frustratingly I have no floppy drive.

    So Ideally import onto his C drive of his flopies and a conversion to works would be ideal solution..

    If not we may be able to get him on the net and also get Word onto his machine but that would be both a time and expense issue.



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The short answer is that this is not possible. However I have done this for other manufacturers products as the format is not too difficult to understand and then extract the data and send it to Word files. I will contact you by email with further info.

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    Karl Wright Oct 08, 2009

    Works is OK - See my email



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