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#1 Korin

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:03 PM

So if I save a file to a flash drive and then buy a new OS/PC will the flash drive work  ?



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:18 PM

Ofcourse



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:25 PM

A file...is only a file.  Its properties are determined/manifested by the file extension indicating the file type.  It matters not what type of media it is stored on.

 

A program is a bundle of files put together to perform various actions.  In order for a program to have any value, it must be installed on the O/S which is trying to use it.  For example...a boot disk using Linux...reflects a tiny O/S and various program files which perform specific functions.  In Windows...for a program to function, it must be installed in that particular Windows O/S, it cannot be run from a different O/S.

 

Data files (such as videos, documents, etc...have no value at all unless an appropriate program is able to access the files.  A video cannot play without a program which plays videos...a picture cannot be seen/editid, etc. without a given program to do such...and so on.

 

Based on the info you have provided thus far...that's all that I can tell you, since you haven't indicated what type of file you are asking about.

 

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:48 PM

Text Document.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:59 PM

As long as there is a text document reader within the new OS should be no problems. With the assumption that the text file itself is not corrupted.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 08:11 PM

what is text document reader?



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:47 PM

Notepad, WordPad, Word, Notepad++, Editpad Lite. The word processing applications in the freeware suites of Libre Office or Open Office. Lots of options for a document reader. I'm sure I missed a few, but those were the ones off the top of my head.

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