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HELP!

I have numerous files stored only on a floppy which I am unable to read, print or anything.

I keep getting an error message saying that I should use text recovery or open and repair and I can't seem to do this.

How to I do text recovery.

The documents stored here are very precious to me and I am desperate to retrieve them.
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What is the extension for the files? To find out:

1. Open up "My Computer"
2. Click "Tools", then "Folder Options"
3. Hit the "View" tab at the top
4. Scroll down and uncheck the box next to "Hide Extensions..."

Then name the letters that come after the files name. For example the extension for paper.doc would be .doc.
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THANK YOU

I HAVE DONE WHAT YOU STATED IN THE MY COMPUTER SECTION.

ALL THE FILES I AM TRYING TO RECOVER END IN .DOC

IF YOU CAN HELP I WILL BE ETERNALLY GREATFUL AND THIS TIME WILL STORE ON MY PC AS WELL AS FLOPPY!

LOZ
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1. Right-click on the file and choose "Open With.."
2. Choose a different program that it lists
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<_< TRIED THAT BUT NOTHING IS WORKING

ANY OTHER IDEAS? :D
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What version of Word are you using?
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MICROSOFT WORD - WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL

(IS THAT WHAT YOU MEAN?)
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Try viewing the file in draft mode. First make sure you are on normal mode, View->Normal on the tool bar. Then go to Tools->Options then click on the view tab. At the bottom you will see a Draft Font check box. Check that then go to File->open and try to open it.
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Thanks ditto,

However this hasn't worked either

Now I'm getting desperate!!!

Anything else I can try?
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I've used BadCopyPro to recover some diskettes. It's not free, but it works very well.

http://www.jufsoft.com/badcopy/

You can try the free trial first. <_<
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HI,

THANK YOU FOR THIS

SORRY TO BE A NUISANCE.

I HAVE DOWNLOADED THIS PRORAMME HOWEVER IT NOW SAYS 'CONVERT FILE' WITH A LIST OF OPTIONS FROM PLAIN TEXT, HMTL DOC ETC.

I HAVE TRIED ALL OF THEM AND STILL THE DATA IS ENCRYPTED AND UNREADABLE.

WHAT DO I DO NOW?
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If the data is valuable to you, I'd suggest bringing the diskette to a local computer shop that's knowledgeable in data recovery. They will have software tools not available to the general public, or too expensive to purchase for recovering one diskette--and the knowledge to use them.
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