Transfering WordPerfect files

Started by jheis, September 15, 2009, 01:48:37 am

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I had the brilliant idea that I could pull all my WordPerfect files off my NeXT boxes by copying them to floppies and then transfering from the floppies to USB flash drive on a Linux Thinkpad  390E & then copying them to a dual boot Thinkpad  T43 with Windoze XP (with WP Office x 4) & Ubuntu.  

Trying to use a DOS formatted floppy I get the old "file name to long" problem.  Mac formatted floppies aren't recognized & NeXT formatted floppies give me all sorts of permission problems.

Is there a simple way to do this - or am I just wasting my time?

NeXT Turbo Cube (acquired at factory auction), 128 MB ram, 2 Gig HP drive, running OPENSTEP 4.2.
2 Color Turbo NeXTstations.
Early mono NeXTstation.


tar the files and give them an 8.3 file name. :)