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Legacy file system conversions and data transfer
Proprietary Filesystems Services

Transfer Files from Scanner and Electronic Document Management System (EDMS )

We undertake data recovery of unusual / proprietary filesystems that no one else seems willing to touch, to regain access to legacy data files.

Some examples are below. Call or email us to discuss your requirements.

SoftCo PCDOC Migration, Extract Files from PC-Doc EDMS Document Management System

SoftCo produced PC-DOC EDMS or Electronic Document Management System back in 1990's and it uses a database back end for file metadata along with MOD's (Magneto Optical Disks or MO Disk) for actual file storage. The files may be scanned documents or actual files like Word Excel, PDFs etc. The PCDOC file index data may also have been stored in MS-Access or SQL database. The MO disks cannot be understood by a regular PC or Mac computer however we have devised a system to extract the files along with file name, date and unique serial numbers to enable tying up with say a small access database which contained the actual file names against the file number allowing them to be placed on a Windows Hard Disk or Network Storage Device (NAS), or simply transferred files to CD or DVD. The end result was the owner regained possession and control of their legacy data. The system goes under several aliases PCDOCSE PCDOCSG etc. Sometimes the system was used to store scanned images of documents when used in conjunction with a scanner.

Corel Panasonic LF LM Optical Disk WORM File System and Scanned Document recovery

Panasonic Optical Disk Data Recovery We have a system to recover files and documents from Corel WORM and Panasonic LF Optical disks (Write Once Read Many). These optical disk cartridges have model numbers such as P940C P1400C P1002E P1500E LM-R1500A LM-D500W LM-D501W LM-D702W LM-R1400A LM-W1400A. and sizes inc 940MB 1.4GB 1GB 1.5GB. They usually use a very rare file system with signatures such as IBM CRL2, Corel/ckp for PC DOS FAT and Apple Mac HFS computer systems. The discs are similar to other 5.25 inch Magneto Optical disks except they have 3 notches or holes down the right side. Sometimes the disks are used in conjunction with Corel Scanner system which saves the files as .IMG. We have devised system to read the .IMG files and recover the files to be readily viewable in Windows or other systems

Microsoft FILE Database Apple Mac and Windows PC conversion

Microsoft FILE was a flat file database system often found on old Apple Macs running System 7. It was a precursor to FileMaker Pro. A common request is to extract the legacy data out of this format on to something a more modern mac computer or windows pc could open such as text file, excel or csv. Simply email and call us with the details for a quote to export this data.

EFS Extent File System Data Recovery

The EFS or Extent File System was introduced by Sgi Irix and was their main file system before XFS. We have recovered files when the system has become corrupt and appears to have lost many of the files that were on the disk. This seems to be particularly a problem on some MO, MOD, Magneto-Optical disks used in Marconi and Philips CT Cat Scan machines which recorded DICOM images to these MO disks. Contact us for a quote for data recovery on the EFS Extents filesystem.

DICOM file recovery and DICOM transfer

DICOM file recoveryDICOM is a popular format for medical images which are often archived to MO disks or tapes. We have extracted DICOM medical images from disks and tapes even when the discs appear to be blank.

HPP & HPD files Converter for HP Laserjet Scanner files Open Viewer

We can open and convert the .HPP and .HPD files so you can open them on a modern Windows PC or Apple Mac and access the data for editing. Thousands of documents or scanned images are locked away in this proprietary HP format which only existed for around 1995 to 2001. Hewlett Packard introduced HPP Image Files and HPD Laserjet Document Files for storing scanned documents and photographs. The files allowed editing in the HP Document Manager. The most popular versions of this product are: 1.0, 1.2 and 2.0. Some people have tried to use the HotDocs player for opening the HPP files, but, to our knowledge without success.
A typical enquiry from a customer showing the problems with these files is below...
At first, I thought that hpd. Files should be easy to open, and that the computers have been updated over the time with new software, so when attempt to open them the errors happen within the registry; which means that windows forgets how to open them. I have tried to download the HotDocs 2009 player to see if I can open the files,and also I downloaded the FileCure from Paretologic but it was unsuccessful.
However we can convert the HPP and HPD files to a usable format. Just email us for a quote - or email the actual files as well if they are small enough.

.CLD CLUE Database file converter / viewer to Text

We have converted .CLD CLUE database files which contained symbols from an old keyboard that were not compatible with modern day machines like Apple Mac or Windows XP. The files were converted to plain text so that the content may be viewed and edited and used for future publications and printing. The CLUE Database files have .CLD extension.

Converting Music Sampler Files to Wav(e) Audio

Many audio enthusiasts recorded their music sample files to CD, MO (Magneto Optical Disks MOD) or floppy disks during the 80's and 90's. Popular disks were from Akai, Emu, Roland, and Kurzweil samplers. Nowadays many want to use these sample files on their Mac or Windows Computers and we have successfully extracted the music wave files to Mac or Windows CDs.

Merging or Combining two files to single good working copy of the file

merge combine file copies togetherSometimes you are fortunate enough to have two copies of the same file / data stored on different media disks eg. floppy, CD, hard drives, tapes, or from two different sources. They each have errors or bad sectors. We can copy the good sectors from the files and merge them into one single file so that 1 good file is produced from the 2 bad files.

File Conversions

We convert Supercalc Files to Excel and from Word Perfect convert to MS Microsoft Word including files on different formats eg. 5.25 inch floppy disks.
Supercalc convert to Excel
Word Perfect convert to MS Microsoft Word. WordPerfect file extensions for document files is .wpd. Older versions of WordPerfect used file extensions .wp, .wp7, .wp6, .wp5, .wp4.

Typical Windows Error Messages for data recovery

Error Copying File or Folder Cannot Create or Replace, Access is Denied. Make Sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
The File or Folder is not accessible. Access is denied.
Please check you have the correct permissions.

Error File or Folder is not accessible Access is denied

Error Copying File or Folder Cannot Create or Replace, Access is Denied. Make Sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

MS Money .mny & Money Backup .mbf File Repairs

Repair corrupt or un-openable mbf and mny Microsoft Money files.

Repair for all Files including Video, Audio Office

We have specialist knowledge for reconstructing files that were corrupted or not able to be opened by the original application. Data Recovery for Missing or Lost Folders & Files. We have the equipment to bring your lost files back.

Word Text Processing file conversions


Ami Pro 1.x, 2.x, 3.0, ASCII Standard, ASCII Stripped, DisplayWrite 4.x, 5.0
DOS Delimited Text, IBM DCA FFT IBM DCA RFT, Kermit
MS Windows Write, MS Word 4.0, 5.x, MS Word for Windows 1.x,
MS Word for Windows 2.x MS Word for Windows 6.x
MultiMate 3.3, 4.0, MultiMate Advantage 3.6, MultiMate Advantage II 1.0
Navy DIF Standard, Office Writer 6.0, 6.1, 6.11, 6.2, PlanPerfect 3.0, 5.x
Professional Write 1.0, 2.x, Rich-Text-Format (RTF), Sprint 1.x, VolksWriter 4
WordPerfect 4.2, WordPerfect 5.0, 5.1
WordPerfect for Macintosh 2.x WordPerfect for Macintosh 3.0
WordStar 3.3, 3.31, 3.4 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0
WordStar 2000 1.0, 2.0, 3.0WP Works 2.0 Word Processor
XyWrite 3.55, 3.56, 4.0

Graphics file conversions


AutoCAD DXF Bitmap Graphics (BMP) CGM Graphics
Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)
Hewlett Packard Plotter (HPGL)
Lotus .PIC Graphs Macintosh PICT Micrographix Designer
PC Paintbrush Graphic (PCX) Presentations 2.x , Presentations 2.x Chart Style
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) Truevision TGA (TARGA)
WordPerfect Graphics 1.0 WordPerfect Graphics 2.0
WordPerfect Chart Style 2.0
Windows Metafile (WMF) WP Works 2.0 Paint CVDWRKP.CVX

Spreadsheet file Conversions


Excel 2.1, 3.0, & 4.0 Lotus 123 1A, 2.01, 2.3, 2.4, 3.0, 3.1,
Lotus 123 for Windows 1.0, Quattro Pro 3.0, 4.0, 5.x
Quattro Pro for Windows 1.0, 5.0, 6.0 Spreadsheet DIF

File Repair for Word or Excel

Microsoft Office Files
Microsoft Word Files
Microsoft Excel Files

File Repair for Digital Video

We have also undertaken specialist work for reconstructing video files for a number of professional photographers and film makers who have digitally recorded video for conferences and special events. These include

Video File Codecs

Microsoft DV Codec
Canopus Codec

Other Video or File format specialist repair

If you have a particular requirement for digital file repair, then contact us to discuss your problem.

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