transferring docs from power mac 6100 in claris to new iMac

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devas...@bigpond.com

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Jun 2, 2012, 7:17:37 PM6/2/12
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my laserwriter printer has died and there is no way to transfer word
processing docs on power mac 6100 in claris software to my new iMac.
can't find cable to link powermac to external hard drive to transfer
documents and can't open docs in claris even if they can be
transferred. have 400 and 800 and usb cables which don't apply. apple
can't help - sold me an external drive with cables. any suggestions.
many important documents on old power mac. don't want them to be
lost. shobha, western australia

allenow

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Jun 5, 2012, 12:02:05 PM6/5/12
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Not sure if these hints will work.
1. Drag old claris works docs to TEXT EDIT. See if that will open them.
2. Down load and pay for a new program from Apple called PAGES. See if that will work.

I am with you though, on this one. Apple loses something when they do not provide backwards compatibility with old Apple programs.

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Ciro Bruno

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Jun 5, 2012, 2:32:52 PM6/5/12
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I,m gonna give you two alternatives:

1) with those IDE-USB adapters you can plug your old mac HD to your iMac and transfer everything

2) with a USB Floppy drive you can read on your iMac every 1.44 floppy recorded on your old mac

I own 4 generations of Macs:
1st) Mac Plus and Mac Classic II
2nd) Performa 6200CD and Performa 6360
3rd) PowerMac G4 Digital Audio
4th) Macbook and Macbook Pro

I use to transfer files between them via Apple Talk, via SCSI external HD or Zip Drives. But, in your case, the two alternatives above are enough.

Later you must run a virtual machine on your iMac to open the content in your old HDD. Or, if you bring only files via FD, you should convert the files to updated file formats.

I hope I could help. I case of boubts, please contact me. Or send me your HDD and I transfer its content to a DVD-DL, so that you can have it ready to read on iMac.

Regards, Ciro.


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Ciro Bruno

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Jun 5, 2012, 5:40:57 PM6/5/12
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Dear Colleagues, good Evening.

I'm afraid Bob is right. It seems that all those PowerMacs use SCSI interface for HDD instead of IDE. If it's true, the first alternative won't work!

In this case, my first alternative would be to use external Zip Drives, 100 or 250Mb capacity. There will be required two Zip Drives, one with USB interface (for iMac) and another with SCSI interface (for PowerMac). Both must match the same capacity in Mb. This alternative requires your PowerMac to work properly, as well as the 2nd alternative. Examples:



But I can help you with what I have at home. I have a PowerMac G4 with a SCSI card for 50 and 68-pin interface. It is able to record DVD-DL. You just have to send me your HDD and I can return an image in DVD. That's what you need to have everything on your new Mac.

What's your HDD capacity? Are you sure that it still works? Just be careful with handling and pack it properly for overseas transport. At USPS ask for first class international (with tracking code). It should arrive here in a couple of weeks. Please avoid FedEx or UPS, because they usually get stuck in customs and I must go personally to get it.

Regards,
Ciro.


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Enviadas: Terça-feira, 5 de Junho de 2012 15:42
Assunto: Re: transferring docs from power mac 6100 in claris to new iMac

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Ciro,

Just for the record, regarding your Alternative #1,  I don't think you
considered the fact that the hard drive in a PM6100 is (I believe) SCSI, not
IDE, so that adapter you listed probably won't work..

Bob

shobha cameron

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Jun 5, 2012, 7:44:01 PM6/5/12
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thanks so much allenow

first problem is getting the claris docs off the powermac to an external hard drive and then to the iMac
no cable will connect the power mac to the external drive
there is no firewire apparently with the powermac 6100?
i have Pages on my new iMac and will attempt Text Edit and Pages
if and when i find a way to transfer the documents

shobha

Ciro Bruno

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Jun 5, 2012, 9:18:23 PM6/5/12
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I guess iWork will read these files directly. Take a look at:

Maybe you can get extra support at http://www.apple.com/iwork/support.

Please share with us your conclusions.

Regards,
Ciro.


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Jeff Walther

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Jun 6, 2012, 11:16:36 AM6/6/12
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On Jun 2, 6:17 pm, "devasho...@bigpond.com" <devasho...@bigpond.com>
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Um, why don't you use Ethernet. It should be simple enough to
connect the PM6100 to the iMac. They both have ethernet built in, and
if the iMac is new enough, you won't even need a cross-over cable.
Then use file sharing to move the files.

It will be a little slow, but it will do the trick. At worst, you'll
need to but an ethernet cable and possibly an AAUI to 10baseT
transceiver for the 6100.

Jeff Walther

Ciro Bruno

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Jun 6, 2012, 1:39:32 PM6/6/12
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Some news about files exchange between AppleWorks and Pages.

I've saved an AppleWorks 6.0 text file to a 1.44k floppy and brought it to my MacBook Pro 2011. It opens directly in Pages with double-click (standard). I haven't seen any distortion on the text.

But, with AppleWorks, I've saved also a copy as ClarisWorks 4.0 text file. This one didn't open in Pages! It's not possible to say that it would or not if it had been saved by ClarisWork application itself.

Does someone know something else?
Regards,
Ciro.


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