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by nnenna23 / March 17, 2015 11:22 AM PDT

I recently paid for someone to recover my files I lost in my computer. MY files include word perfect, and word documents. He saved them on a flash drive, and now every time I plug in the drive the files will not open. If they do open they will be in some sort of wingdings. I tried to email the docs to myself to open, saved it to a CD to see if it will open in another computer. I of course tried opening them in word perfect, and word. I really need these documents, can someone please help.

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Next up is Drivesavers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 17, 2015 11:48 AM PDT

I am left with many questions here. For instance did you stop using that HDD after you found the files missing? And did you never use that drive after recovery in case you need to try again?

Nod to Drivesavers this time round.

In parting, why no backups? PCs are not safe enough to go without.

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by nnenna23 / March 18, 2015 8:44 AM PDT

So my files where lost when I installed windows 8. My files where Microsoft word, and word perfect documents. The files where all just documents. Every time I plug in the flash drive i find the documents, but cannot open them. My word perfect documents were made in word perfect 6, and now i have word perfect 7. Is that the problem? What is HDD?

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Here's what Google tells me what the HDD is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2015 10:03 AM PDT
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That's the drive that most PCs have and where your files were at some point. If you continued to use this HDD then the chances of recovery fall on each boot. As to the software, you can answer that by trying to load a document in Google Docs. Google Docs writes: writes more but LibreOffice is FREE! Some folk can't adjust to that so why not load WordPerfect now?

"The simple answer is yes, WPD files can be opened in LO. The Document Liberation Project is interested and active in maintaining support for this legacy file format (WPD) via the libwpd library (SourceForge page). A quick look at the code indicates references to many versions including WP1 to WP7, PreWP9, and WP10, however it is always a good idea to test support for the files you have."
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File issues
by pgc3 / March 18, 2015 12:51 AM PDT

What is/are the file type(s) ? What Operating system are you using? A bit more information might help.

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