Canon StarWriter - Transferring Data Files

  griffon 56 14:53 08 Apr 2005

Can anyone explain how to transfer data files created on a Canon StarWriter 70 to a PC for use and archiving in Word. The data is on floppy discs.

  Yoda Knight 15:18 08 Apr 2005

what format is the data ? (check the extension on the file names)

  griffon 56 16:04 08 Apr 2005

Thanks Yoda but I can't find that out until tomorrow, I'll come back again then. Regards.

  Mikejj101 11:17 15 Dec 2005

I've got the same question - how to transfer files. The extension is .000 - any ideas?

  €dstowe 13:53 15 Dec 2005

When I was a medical school, one of my fellow students wrote all of his work using a Starwriter - by that time almost obsolete. When it came to submit his written papers, his machine irreparably broke down but, confident that the floppy disk he had made would be readable in anything, he handed the disk to the college computer department for them to print it out. They couldn't. Nothing they had would read the disk.

After weeks of panic he eventually located someone with a Starwriter via an advert in a local paper and got his stuff printed out.

In short, I don't think it can be done. It is a system unique to Canon.

  €dstowe 13:54 15 Dec 2005

The frist sentence should read "When I was at - - -", not as I've written.

  €dstowe 13:55 15 Dec 2005

More errors. I'm giving up.

I think I've a cold coming on.

  pj123 15:13 15 Dec 2005

I agree with €dstowe, I don't think you can but you could always try the Canon Helpdesk on 08705 143 723 and see what they say.

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