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Old May 7th, 2012, 09:37 PM
Ginmay Ginmay is offline
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Arrow Interesting Problem with Microsoft Works

I've run into a problem while trying to send some of my family recipes to my granddauhter that I stored in my present computer Microsoft Works 9. When I try to open them I get the message that Works cannot open it. The file format may not be supported by any of the installed converters or file may be corrupt.

The receipes that I cannot open were typed into a previous computer, Windows XP in an earlier Microsoft Works file. { I'm not sure what version.} In 2010 they were transferred to this computer successfully until I tried to open them today.

I recently downloaded an Microsoft update to my Works program that may the the culprit.

Does anyone have any advice that I might try? Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Ginmay

My present computer is a HP Pavilion Model m8430f
Desktop, 64 bit.
Microsoft Works Word Processor, Version 9.07/-613.0.
Windows Vista Home Premium
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Old May 9th, 2012, 02:21 AM
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Can you email me a copy of the file?
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Old May 9th, 2012, 05:19 PM
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Files created using Works 6.0 and later versions of Works can be opened by installing Works 6-9 convertor on the computer.

See the following HERE
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Old May 9th, 2012, 08:00 PM
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Hi Murf,

Thanks for your response to my word processor problem. It sounds simple enough to accomplish, but I don't have "Word" on my computer. Fortunately there are only a half dozen files that can't be opened. I'm going to see if I can find a hard copy of the files in question and just re-type them in MS Works 9.

Thanks again!

Ginmay
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Old May 10th, 2012, 05:28 AM
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ooops. Sorry about that.

Try:

Open works Word Processor.
· In the file menu click open, browse to the location where the files exist, select the file then click open.
· In the file type dropdown menu at the bottom of that window select “recover text from any file” option.
· Select the Works document and click open.
· After the file is opened save it with a different name

or maybe simpler:

Download and install Word Viewer it will open them up then you can save under a different file name.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Hi Murf,

Thanks for the update solution to my problem. I knew there had to be a way to unlock those files. Just back from a trip. Will apply your suggestion as soon as I get settled in.

Thanks for the tip.

Ginmay
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