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WRI files opening in Windows 7


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#1 Nawtheasta

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 05:11 PM

I have some old WRI write files that go back to the early 90's. Although I do not need to work with them regularly I would like to be able to access them if needed.
Can I use wordpad to open? I probably could just try this but I am always paranoid about these things.I was able to open WRI files with my XP computer. Everything was pretty jumbled up with a lot of extra symbols but I could cut and paste to a word document and edit out the extra nonsense.
Advice is appreciated.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 05:31 PM

A quick look on the net found this.
According to this site: .wri Extension - List of programs that can open .wri files
pdfforge.org | The free PDF Creator and Converter will read and convert those files to PDF.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 07:12 PM

Hi Buddy215
Thanks for the suggestion. Solution was easier then I thought though. Just opened the WRI file with notepad. I was able to cut and paste the text to a word doc.
Like I mentioned I really do not need to refer to these old files often. Just nice to know how to do it if needed. Still getting to know Win 7 and this new machine.
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