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wps files not transfering to Win 10


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#1 roadbum1660

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 06:00 PM

I have Win 7 on my home computer and recently was forced to purchase a H/P notebook with a Win 10 operating system on it. I now notice that files loaded onto a thumb drive show up looking like garbled code when I try and work with them on the notebook. I received a complementary subscription to Microsoft office on the notebook but nothing is readable. What do I need to do to be able to read these files?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 06:37 PM

WPS files are either old Works files or WPS office files. Do you remember which application you used to create these WPS files?



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 09:55 AM

Who made the old, Windows 7, PC?

If it was Dell, you should have a Microsoft Works installation CD.  Install it on the new PC.

If it was HP/Compaq, the installation will be in a folder named SWSetup.  Copy the Works setup folder to a flash drive, copy it to the new PC, and then run Setup inside the folder. 


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 03:30 PM

 I just checked my Windows 10 laptop.  I have old WPS files created with MS Works that have transferred and open fine in MS Works.  If you don't have MS Works, the free LibreOffice can be installed, and it will open them.  I tried Word 2007 and Word 2016, but they wanted to download a converter that is apparently no longer available from MS.   :axe:  


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