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Ami pro file conversion

By bernardduckworth ·
I have some files, CV etc on an old HD and wish to transfer to my laptop and convert to Word.

Can I move the files across to laptop via a
cable connection, if not, how ?
Is the conversion from Ami pro to Word possible without purchasing new software ?

Regards

Bernard

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RE; Is the conversion from Ami pro to Word possible without purchasing

by OH Smeg In reply to Ami pro file conversion

You should be able to open Ami Pro Documents in Word by selecting the File Type to look for when you go the the Open Document Windows in Word.

As for getting them on your NB this all depends if they are just on a HDD or in a working computer. Normally with a HDD you would fit it to a USB Caddy and plug it into a USB Port in the NB then copy the files across to your Preferred Storage Area on the NB. However depending on what OS they where created on and what if any security you had in place it may not be that simple.

If the Drive or Data was Encrypted and you are now using a different OS I wouldn't be holding my breath expecting to be able to read the individual files.

If you had XP as the old OS and used Password Protection you'll need to Take Ownership of the Files by following the directions here

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

But the main directions are these

To take ownership of a file or a folder
How to take ownership of a file
You must have ownership of a protected file in order to access it. If another user has restricted access and you are the computer administrator, you can access the file by taking ownership.

To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:
Right-click the file that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
In the Name list, click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, and then click OK.

The administrator or the administrators group now owns the file.
To change the permissions on the file that you now own, follow these steps:
Click Add.
In the Enter the object names to select (examples) list, type the user or group account that you want to have access to the file. For example, type Administrator.
Click OK.
In the Group or user names list, click the account that you want, and then select the check boxes of the permissions that you want to assign that user.
When you are finished assigning permissions, click OK.
You can now access the file.
How to take ownership of a folder
You must have ownership of a protected folder in order to access it. If another user has restricted access and you are the computer administrator, you can access the folder by taking ownership.

To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:
Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of the folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:
You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?
All permissions will be replaced if you click Yes.

Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.


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Ami pro conversion

by bernardduckworth In reply to RE; [i]Is the conversion ...

Many thanks for your comprehensive reply.
The OS is Windows 95 no password protection. I will take your advice and purchase a caddy. Incidentally I misled you re Word I have MS Works on my laptop, will this still work ok

I will re-post when I have tried the procedure you suggest, thanks again OH Smeg

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I haven't looked at Works in a few years now

by OH Smeg In reply to Ami pro conversion

But I remember it having Word as the WP in it so if that is the case then yes it will work.

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by bernardduckworth In reply to RE; [i]Is the conversion ...

I now have the files on floppy but when I try to open them or save as RTF files I get "unable to open" messages. Any ideas ?
Would I still get the same result if I bought a caddy ?

Bernard

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Floopy floppy

by shasca In reply to Ami pro

Can you move the files from the 3 1/2 to the local hard drive?

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I would try coping them to the Local HDD as per shasca suggestion

by OH Smeg In reply to Ami pro

Things just seem to work better when they are on a Local HDD.

Normally I would have fitted this HDD to a USB Caddy and copied the files to the Local HDD for some reason M$ Word seems to like things better that way.

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by bernardduckworth In reply to I would try coping them t ...

I have decided to buy a caddy as you advised earlier, awaiting delivery, will let you know how I get on
Thanks for your patience
Bernard

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How are you trying to open the Files here?

by OH Smeg In reply to Ami pro

Open Word then click on the Open File Icon and when the Open File Window opens change the Default from Word to Ami Pro and then navigate to the place where the Ami Pro files are and try opening one from there.

If it opens save it to a different location but as a DOC or Word File again through the Drop Down List on the Bottom of the Save File Window.

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Transfer success

by bernardduckworth In reply to Ami pro file conversion

Followed your advice,

Bought a caddy installed HD and transfered files to laptop, I then took ownership of files and was able to access all the old info I req'd
Many thanks for your help.

Bernard

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Good to hear. Lets know if we can be of any help in the future. EOM

by OH Smeg In reply to Transfer success
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