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File Formats - Conversions

File Formats Explained

As files are copied from your original diskettes, they go through a conversion process. Most file types are converted for free. A few, including supported Desktop Publishing files and certain word processors incur extra cost. Most pictures, word processing files, and spreadsheets are converted where possible (see below) to formats modern computers and applications understand for free. Other unsupported file types are copied exactly as they existed on your original disks, which may or may not be "understandable" in the modern world.

Files Requiring Individual Attention - Desktop Publishing

Desktop publshing files are priced on a file-by-file basis. Files are converted to PDF format that can be viewed or printed:

  • QuarkXPress
  • Aldus PageMaker 2.0 - 7.0

    Files Requiring Individual Attention - Very Early Macintosh

    A few Macintosh programs requiring indivdual attention are priced on a higher per-disk basis:

  • MS Word 3.0
  • WriteNow 2.0
  • MacWrite
  • MS Excel 1.5

    All Other Supported Files - No Extra Charge

    Conversion of all other supported file types is included in the price of disk extraction:

    Graphics Formats Converted

  • BMP, EPS, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
  • Kodak Picture Disks
  • Mystic Color Labs / Mystic PC Photos / Floppy Shots disks
  • Seattle Film Works Diskettes
  • Sony Mavica Camera Diskettes
  • Wolf Camera Diskettes
  • York Photo FotoFloppy Disks


    Word Processing Formats Converted
    PC Mac
  • Ami Pro 1.2, 2.0, 3.x
  • AppleWorks 5.0
  • ClarisWorks 1.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
  • DCA/RFT
  • Final Draft
  • IBM DisplayWrite
  • MS Word DOS through version 6.0
  • MS Word for Windows 1.x and up
  • MS Works for Windows 2.0 and up
  • Multimate 4.0
  • PFS:Write
  • Professional Write 2.0
  • Rich Text, ASCII Text
  • Valdocs
  • WordPerfect DOS 4.2, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0
  • WordPerfect Windows 6.0 - 13
  • WordPerfect Works 2.0, 2.1
  • WordStar 2000, 5.x, 6.0, 7.0
  • XyWrite
  • AppleWorks 5.0, 6.0
  • AppleWorks (Apple II) 2.1, 3.0, GS
  • ClarisWorks 1.0, 2.x, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
  • Final Draft
  • FrameMaker MIF 3.0
  • MacWrite II
  • MacWrite Pro 1.0, 1.5
  • MS Word 4.0 and up
  • MS Works 3.0, 4.0
  • Nisus Writer 3.0, 4.0
  • Rich Text, ASCII Text
  • WordPerfect 2.x, 3.x
  • WriteNow 3.0, 4.0

  • Spreadsheet Formats Converted
    PC Mac
  • AppleWorks 5.0
  • ClarisWorks 1.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
  • Excel 2.x and up
  • Lotus 1-2-3
  • MS Works for Windows 3.0 - 95
  • Quattro Pro (DOS) 4.0
  • Quattro Pro (Windows) 1.0 - 9.0
  • SYLK
  • AppleWorks (Apple II) 2.1, 3.0
  • AppleWorks 5.0, 6.0
  • ClarisWorks 1.0 and up
  • MS Excel 2.0 and up
  • MS Works 2.0, 3.0, 4.0
  • SYLK
  • Apple II, Commodore 64, Amiga, TRS-80 Applications Converted

  • AppleWorks
  • EasyScript
  • EasyWriter (Cap'n Software)
  • Gutenberg, Gutenberg Jr.
  • Magic Window I-II
  • Paperclip I-III
  • PFS:Write
  • Scripsit
  • Speedscript
  • WordPerfect
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  • Geneaology Programs Converted to GEDCOM

  • LDS PAF (Personal Ancestral File)
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  • Available media types

  • Windows and IBM PC 5-1/4" and 3-1/2" floppies
  • Macintosh and Apple II 5-1/4" and 3-1/2" floppies
  • Commodore 64 and 128 floppies from 1541 and 1571 drives
  • Commodore Amiga 3-1/2" floppies
  • Kaypro, North Star, Osborne, Toshiba, and many other CP/M 5-1/4" floppies
  • Epson QX-10 Valdocs disks
  • Convergent Technologies CTOS and Burroughs BTOS 5-1/4" floppies
  • TRS-80 TRSDOS, TRS-80 Color Computer floppies
  • Digital Equipment Corporation DEC RX50K floppies
  • Wang word processing 8" floppies - Wang OIS, VS, VP
  • 8" Shugart floppies - CP/M, dedicated word processors
  • Tandy Model 100/102/200/WP-2 PDD disks
  • Disklavier, PianoSoft floppies to Pianodisc IQ
  • Hard drives: SCSI, IDE, SATA, Iomega Jaz, Syquest, Bernoulli 88
  • Iomega ZIP drives: Iomega Zip 100, Zip 250, Zip 750
  • Iomega Jaz 1GB, 2GB disks
  • Imation LS-120 / SuperDisk disks
  • Magneto Optical disks - 3-1/2": 128MB MO, 230MB MO, 540MB MO, 640MB MO, Gigamo 1.3GB, Gigamo 2.3GB
  • Magneto Optical disks - 5-1/4": 594MB MO, 1.2GB MO, 2.3GB MO, 4.1GB MO, 9.1GB MO
  • AT&T 5700, 7700 word processors
  • Brother word processors
  • Olivetti word processors
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