Windows 10: How do I make old MS Works files compatible w/Win 10? Solved

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  1. Posts : 7,052
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       03 Mar 2017 #31

    Fred22 said: View Post
    But will it open MS Works files?
    It says 'yes' in the link I gave earlier...
    Bree said: View Post
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  2.    03 Mar 2017 #32

    Okay, when I get back to my desktop I'll download it to a USB flash drive. What do I do when I get the file, copy and paste to USB stick, then open?
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  3. Posts : 7,052
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       03 Mar 2017 #33

    Fred22 said: View Post
    What do I do when I get the file, copy and paste to USB stick, then open?
    The Portable App 'installer' contains all the files in a compressed package. Run it and it will ask you where to unpack them to (and that's all it does, no windows settings will be modified). Point it to your USB (or a folder on your PC, if you want the app to run faster) and it will unpack all the required files for you. Start Libre Office by running LibreOfficePortable.exe from where you unpacked it, use File Manager to find it.
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  4.    03 Mar 2017 #34

    Bree said: View Post
    The Portable App 'installer' contains all the files in a compressed package. Run it and it will ask you where to unpack them to (and that's all it does, no windows settings will be modified). Point it to your USB (or a folder on your PC, if you want the app to run faster) and it will unpack all the required files for you. Start Libre Office by running LibreOfficePortable.exe from where you unpacked it, use File Manager to find it.
    I'll put a folder on my desktop then and give it a try. LibreOffice will not become my default word processor will it? I only need it to open my old MS Works files. O.O. is working good since I uninstalled MS Office 365.
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  5.    03 Mar 2017 #35

    I downloaded LibreOffice portable but it still will not open my old MS Works files. Wonder what the problem is?
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  6. Posts : 4,645
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       03 Mar 2017 #36

    Fred22 said: View Post
    I downloaded LibreOffice portable but it still will not open my old MS Works files. Wonder what the problem is?
    Would you mind attaching one and let us check it? If it won't attach directly may need to compress it [zip it]. Don't worry about the contents, I see more things on computers that I could talk about every week but in this small town I would ruin my work if I talked.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       03 Mar 2017 #37

    Fred22 said: View Post
    LibreOffice will not become my default word processor will it?
    No. You can, but you'd have to deliberately choose it as default yourself (such as using 'Open with...' and ticking the 'always use...' box).
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  •    03 Mar 2017 #38

    When I try to upload it to you, I get an error message, "Invalid File". All of my old MS Works look like O.O. files, even the ones on my external HD, so they would all be invalid if the first one was. If I put OfficeLibre portable on the HD would that make a difference...probably not, as I'd have to connect to USB port to see it, and all doc. files look like O.O. files, and, as I said OfficeLibre won't open any of them. What to do...oh what to do!
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       03 Mar 2017 #39

    Fred22 said: View Post
    When I try to upload it to you, I get an error message, "Invalid File".
    It's the file extension that causes that. The only file types you're allowed to upload are...
    Valid file extensions: 7z bat doc docx gif ico jpeg jpg log pdf png psd rar reg txt vbs wav zip
    ...simple solution: put it in a .zip file and upload that.
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  •    03 Mar 2017 #40

    This is what happens when I upload the file in a zipped folder...hope this helps. TV Calibration.zip
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