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Old 03-03-2005, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How to open files from MSDOS 3 !!


I just transfered many files from an old 486 machine and I cannot open any of these in any editor.

I have attached 2 of these in a zip file.
I tried to open them with Notepad, Word, Open Office but without luck.

An output example is here:

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���(@��ÖÂðððððÖÂðððððð� O{J]�v`0 @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@°��Ð ÖÂðððððððððñðð
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$).38=Båå;;éQ` 8 MÆ££

Anyone has a suggestion?

Thanks a lot.

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Tried MS-DOS edit?


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Old 03-03-2005, 06:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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MS-DOS 3 was before the days of MS-DOS editor. It instead has a program called "edlin" for editing text files. How to use it though, i don't know.
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what operating sys were the old files in?
what os are you opening them with?
are you trying to open them with windows dos or dos?
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Old 03-04-2005, 02:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Still nothing....

The old computer is a 486 with MSDOS 3.
I tried to open the files with all the available common editor of Windows XP and also with Linux.

I tried to open them from msdos as well using the edit command.

The output seems binarish to me.

Any ideas?
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