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How can I open AOL docs/email from 2003 Mac Classic that are

by merkaba22 / April 24, 2012 6:07 AM PDT

How can I open AOL docs/email from 2003 Mac Classic that are stored on my Mac in the current Mac OSX 10.7.3?

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(NT) What do AOL have to say about this?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 24, 2012 12:10 PM PDT
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No response from AOL
by merkaba22 / April 25, 2012 1:29 AM PDT

I emailed AOL yesterday before posting and have received no response to date

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I called AOL customer service
by merkaba22 / April 25, 2012 6:23 AM PDT
In reply to: No response from AOL

I called AOL customer service and they told me that they provide no solution to opening saved email docs in AOL 5.0 -- jeez, how irresponsible ...

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Don't suppose you still have the 2003 machine,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 25, 2012 7:38 AM PDT

which, by the way, was not a Mac Classic.

That was a totally different, and much much older, computer

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Not a Mac Classic
by merkaba22 / April 25, 2012 11:13 AM PDT

The reference was not for a Mac Classic but for the "Classic" environment offered during the transition by Apple to OSX --- and, yes, I do not have an older Mac on hand ....

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AOL answers
by merkaba22 / April 26, 2012 11:02 AM PDT

I have two emails from AOL -- one was about Windows and the other was link with Mac OS X 10.2-ish screen shots -- when I tried to adapt the technique it failed in part because the current AOL Desktop found not open/recognize the saved AOL "Filing Cabinet" despite my concerns that the emails of concern are not concurrently residing there -- my backups are individual files, like a .doc, for example, that I would otherwise like to open with any available software.

I wonder if there is a non-AOL software solution for accessing these older files?

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If the "backups" are files like .doc
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 26, 2012 10:03 PM PDT
In reply to: AOL answers

as you say, then any word processor will open them.

Word or Pages will open them without a problem.

You could even try TextEdit, on the off chance that it will open them


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not what I am saying
by merkaba22 / April 27, 2012 2:20 AM PDT

I was not saying a word proceeder could open the file I want, it was a for, example ....

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Sorry, I guess I missed the meaning of
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 27, 2012 7:57 AM PDT
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"my backups are individual files, like a .doc,"

So what is the file extension that your individual files have?

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