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Mrs Tipple 2



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:07 pm    Post subject: memory Stick data Reply with quote

Hi all - help needed - i have downlaoded some files onto a memory stick from microsoft works yet when i put the stick into another computer i cannot read the information as it should be. it just shows lots of symbols and junk and my info is lost within it.

Im not the brightest but is it something i may be doing. Both computers have windows vista.

The files are definitely showing on the memory stick but not as i have them on my computer.

The other system does not have the internet connected.

Hope that is all information needed.

Many thanks
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Steve



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the data works on the PC it came from originally, then it looks like the file types are not compatible with the other computer. Make sure you have MS Works installed on that computer as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another option might be to save the files on the original PC in a format that is recognisable by software on both PCs. Usually for spreadsheets CSV format works, and for text documents RTF works. Note that you may lose formatting and some features by using these formats.
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