File recovery help needed (Alabama)

Geoff Oltmans oltmansg at
Sat Jun 24 06:34:41 CDT 2017

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> On Jun 23, 2017, at 11:19 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
>> On Fri, 23 Jun 2017, Geoff Oltmans wrote:
>> Silly me... And here I was thinking I could just use my dell dimension celeron machine running win98 complete with 5.25" floppy drive AND (drum roll) a 10/100 NIC and ftp over to my ftp server. But your idea sounds more thorough. :)
> Sure.
> But, a 2G USB flash drive will hold the contents of a mighty big stack of floppies (bigger than the hard drive that he had 30 years ago)
> He might find that easier to deal with than ftp.
> He might also need a little hand-holding on how to open the WP files with his current word processor
> --
> Grumpy Ol' Fred             cisin at

There's instructions for opening WordPerfect 5.x and 6.x docs in Microsoft Word 2007 on Microsoft's support website, so I imagine that is probably not that big of a problem. 

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