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LuxSoft has been performing this fully confidential and professional service since 1986 so please beware of amateur imitators who truncate files larger than 10k or use 'text only' (ASCII) transfers which lose all your formatting. Unlike others, we do accept faulty discs and will do our utmost to recover as much material from them as we can ......
We care about your valuable data !
Please note that we do not provide any technical support, spare parts, consumables or other services for Brother Word Processors !
Some IT gurus advocate making Brother WP files readable by popular modern word processing programs like Word by using the Brother's own ability to create 'text only' (ASCII) files but this is very time consuming. It also means that you loose all your precious formatting, including all those lovely bolds, italics and foreign language accents.
More importantly, this solution obviously relies upon your PC or Mac having a floppy disc drive as well as of course the Brother still being in full working order !
By using the original Brother 'WPT' files, our fully confidential disc transfer service keeps your document formatting and the results are suitable for all popular word processing software on both PCs and Macs. However, if you do only have ASCII format files available, we can also convert these to Word etc format.
Full post-transfer support comes in the form of a comprehensive instruction & tips sheet plus free support by e-mail.
We can accept .WPT and plain ASCII text (.TXT) files originating from PC compatible Brother WP's on the the following media:
Please note that we cannot convert .....
The following models ARE suitable as they use discs compatible with our PC's -
Click here if your model is listed above (to skip the next bit)
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Unsuitable Brother models
Early models produced 240k discs which are not compatible with conventional PC's so, sorry, we cannot read & convert these. Models known to be unsuitable include :
so please do not send us any discs from these models !
It may be a non-UK model we haven't met before so do try the following test first:
Write-protect the disc by sliding the tab on the underside so that the square hole is OPEN then try loading it on a PC. If a list appears of files which end in .WPT, then you are in luck .... and you can either e-mail us the files or send us the disc .... but do not double click on any of the files to try to open them.
If Windows says "the disc is not formatted, do you want to format it now?" do please say No!
All is not yet lost though as the cause could be the type of PC you are using or the type of disc that's been used ..... please e-mail us giving the model number and the problems you are having so that we can send you a suitable instruction sheet.
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We normally convert files to both Rich Text Format (*.Rtf) and Word 7 (*.Doc) as one or other can be read by all versions of MicroSoft Word, MS Works, Lotus Word Pro and even by the Apple Macs so beloved by the publishing fraternity.
However, we can also convert files to be suitable for Word Perfect, Windows Write and Wordpad.
The base price is £15 for ALL the files on one complete disc no matter how many docs there are on board.
following volume prices assume that all the discs are error-free (fully
For files sent to us on CD or by e-mail (as simple attachments or Zipped archives), prices are based on £7.50 per megabyte of uncompressed data but here too there are progressive discounts for quantities of 6mb or more. However, there is a minimum conversion charge of £15 (ie excluding any P&P or data recovery charges)
For overseas customers, £1 currently translates to approx $1.40 US or 1.18 Euros. Please note that we can ONLY accept payments in Euros or Dollars as cash or via PayPal - bank transfers must be in £ Sterling ('GBP').
The conversion service is totally confidential and we aim to send back the results within 3-5 working days but for large batches of discs or at busy times it may be a little longer because our aim is quality rather than speed.
- By e-mail attachment ...
- On Floppy Discs or CD's ...
What we then do ....
We care about your valuable Brother documents
Tel (01726) 81 22 57