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Offline Ann E

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« on: Thursday 02 May 19 11:53 BST (UK) »
Please can someone help
My laptop died I had windows 10, I am now using my late partner laptop he has windows 8, I have transfer my  backed up documents to it but some of the documents I did on my family research are scrambled when I click on them they are WPS File ?
Please make it easy :)

Ann
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Re: documents scrambled
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 02 May 19 12:24 BST (UK) »
Better off watching a video on it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXMcfkAGC7Y   for example
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Re: documents scrambled
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 02 May 19 15:43 BST (UK) »
Thank you Hallmark but it didn't work :( there was a list of others it didn't work for !

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Re: documents scrambled
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 02 May 19 16:30 BST (UK) »
If you are going back from W10 to W8, you might need to run it in Compatability Mode...

I don't have MS Word to give directions on how to change Modes.

I think it is Tools>Options> Run in Compatabilty Mode for a Previous Version of Windows   but not sure

Sorry!

An MS Word user might know.
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Re: documents scrambled
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 02 May 19 16:57 BST (UK) »
.wps files were created in MS Works, which was dis-continued in 2006.

MS did give instructions on how to convert Works files to Word's .doc files here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=12

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Re: documents scrambled
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 02 May 19 17:04 BST (UK) »
Sorry, the link in my previous post may not be too helpful - especially as I meant this to be the link!

https://www.wikihow.com/Open-WPS-Files

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Re: documents scrambled
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 02 May 19 21:23 BST (UK) »
Thank you Hallmark & Michael J,
On my lap top I only used note pad that OK, Word that Ok & sometimes word pad & I notice when I used it was saved as Word .  I don't know where wps came from? maybe as you said it is going from windows 10 to 8
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Re: documents scrambled
« Reply #7 on: Friday 03 May 19 08:52 BST (UK) »
If you don't have any success with the other suggestions, you could try downloading LibreOffice, which is free. I just checked and it does open .wps files.

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Re: documents scrambled
« Reply #8 on: Friday 03 May 19 13:34 BST (UK) »

The old M$ Works file extension used was *.wps. This has now been deprecated.
You can convert all your .wps files online to *.doc, *.docx, *.txt and *.odt etc.
 
https://www.zamzar.com/

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