Can't open old files RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have old files that were stored on an old computer from around 2001 time period. I transferred them to an exterior hard drive and they opened up fine. Now when I go to open them up, I get a message that says I need to find a system to use to open them up. Adobe Acrobat Reader was suggested and I agreed. Now I get a message that says the reader can't open up the file because it was either damaged or not supported. I am not getting any other options for ways to open up the files. All of my old files give me this message.
    • Moved by Dave PatrickMVP Saturday, December 19, 2020 7:39 PM looking for forum
    Saturday, December 19, 2020 7:22 PM


  • I'd try asking for help over here.




    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    • Proposed as answer by Guido Franzke Monday, December 21, 2020 1:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by Dave PatrickMVP Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:44 PM
    Saturday, December 19, 2020 7:39 PM