Re: [wpmac] Running WordPerfect on Mac
- On Oct 4, 2009, at 6:45 AM, singet@... wrote:
>Since you did not say what laptop you have and what is wrong with it,
> Got it...when I got my previous laptop, the hard drive of which just
> up and
> died suddenly, at first there were too many things I could not run
> until I
> took it back to the Apple Store and they said, "Oh all you need is
> and you can run all that stuff. My oldest laptop is also, 'classic,'
> there aer things on it that I would like to be able to transfer as
> well. I'm
> wondering if there is any way short of paying Apple over $500 to get
> unsaved data off my 'dead' laptop. I've been told there are various
> ways to do
> this without shipping a computer to Apple. It's not that I expect
> for free, it's just that I think some of this stuff is outrageous.
it's impossible to guess.
If the drive itself is dead, no matter what you do, you are going to
have to take it to a data recovey company and pay big bucks for them
to rescue the data off of the drive.
If the drive is ok and so is the laptop, you may be able to boot the
laptop from a CD and run a data recovery program, starting with disk
first aid (free from Apple) to one of the commerical programs. Try
removing the battery and booting without it. If that does not work let
it sit for 48 hours charging, with no battery in it. Some of the G3
laptops had internal batteries and they won't boot without them being
charged. (Wallstreet, PDQ, Lombard, Pismo and some of the iBooks,
If the latop itself is dead, but the drive is ok, you can remove the
drive from the laptop and put it in an external disk enclosure. Then
you can plug the enclosure into your computer and read the data. The
exact type of enclosure depends upon which laptop you have (and the
drive in it) and what computer you want to access it on.
How much effort involved depends upon the laptop, some simply can be
opened via the keyboard, and a few screws removed to access the hard
drive. Others have many screws and may never go back together again
without being done by a highly skilled technican. It's hard to guess,
some early laptops were simple, then Apple went to more difficult
ones, then simple ones, and more difficult ones again.
geoffrey mendelson N3OWJ/4X1GM
Jerusalem Israel geoffreymendelson@...
- On Oct 4, 2009, at 1:56 PM, Bob Stern wrote:
>> Dr. Harry Corsover wrote:Yes. I mis-"spoke" above. The postscript file is created fine (using
>> I haven't even been able to get Print to PostScript (from which I
>> could create a PDF) to work in Classic.
> Have you tried installing the AdobePS Postscript printer driver in
> Classic? It prints to a .ps postscript file. (Distiller in Classic,
> or Preview in OS X, can convert a .ps file to PDF.)
Print to File), but I've tried this multiple times, and I've never
before been able to create as PDF from that file (Distiller 5.x just
doesn't work as it used to, and when I double clicked on the .ps file
in the Finder, I got something showing the progress as supposedly
created a PDF file, but then I could not find any such file. I also
just noticed that I no longer have an Adobe Acrobat folder in my
Applications (OS 9) folder, but only one in OS X Applications. I
don't know if that makes a difference here.
Today I stumbled on a solution, although I still have no idea why it
If I first quit ("stop") Classic and then double click on a
postscript file, it opens Preview and converts to PDF without a
problem. If Classic is still running, this doesn't work.
In any case, thanks for your comments and suggestions. I can now
create PDFs from those old RSG files, and even from some old things I
scanned in using PaperPort in OS 9 or earlier.
Harry D. Corsover, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Linda G. Azzi, R.N., B.S. <www.corsazzi.com>
Corsover & Azzi, Consultants in Personal Growth and Effectiveness
3545 Golden Spur Loop, Castle Rock CO 80108
Phone: (303) 674-8448