That solves the file movement issue. Next I would install the last free version of WordPerfect I can find (I leave this to you and google.com, corel.com) or give OPEN OFFICE a shot at opening them. It's free too. Where? google.com again.
Here's some ancient history for you: I still own a vintage 1988 DOS computer that I used for several years until finally breaking down and getting Windows-operated PC about five years ago.
Unfortunately, I have several files in the old machine that I have foolishly delayed in recovering. Most of these files are in WordPerfect 4.2 for DOS (some are in PC Files Plus for DOS). To make matters worse, my old machine has only a 5.25-inch floppy drive, while my newer computer has only a 3.75-inch floppy drive -- so I can't just load the files onto the new computer and try to convert them or use a file conversion program myself. (I have succeeded in saving the files to 5.75 floppies, for easier transport.)
I see only three solutions: (1) Find someone whom, for a reasonable price, will convert my WordPerfect 4.2 files to MS Word and put them on a CD-ROM; (2) Locate someone who still has a PC with with both the 5.25 and 3.75 floppy drives, so that files can be shifted from the older discs to the newer ones (at a reasonable price!), and then loaded into my newer computer for conversion; or (3) Tediously printing out all the files in hard copy on my old dot-matrix printer (several hundred pages), then scanning the pages into the newer computer.
Can anyone suggest a better solution for recovering these files? Can anyone recommend a file conversion service capable of this conversion at a reasonable cost? Thanks for your attention.