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September 11, 2012 7:25:48 PM

I have a dos file on another computer I am transferring to windows 7 but am having problems. Can you help me with this?
a b $ Windows 7
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September 11, 2012 7:29:05 PM

Could you be a little more specific? What DOS file are you trying to copy to Windows 7? Does the file copy but not run or will it not copy at all?
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September 11, 2012 7:52:03 PM

kenrivers said:
Could you be a little more specific? What DOS file are you trying to copy to Windows 7? Does the file copy but not run or will it not copy at all?



It is a master cook file with lots of cooking recipes listed by type. Such as: Bartender's guide, drink mixes, Family favorites, Famous American Chefs , Kitchen classics, etc. The actual recipes will not transfer, just the name of the file as noted above..
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 122 G Storage
September 11, 2012 9:18:17 PM

What is the file extension for these files. The file extension follows the . in the file name. For example: cooking.bas, the .bas would be the file extension.
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a b $ Windows 7
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September 11, 2012 9:34:54 PM

it sounds like you have a Program that you are trying to copy...
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 353 G Storage
September 11, 2012 9:41:55 PM

As above pointed out, need the file extention.
The 3 letter extention identifies the program to open the file.

After coping the file, does the size match the original file size. or right click it and click on properties.

You say a dos file. In it trues form that means that it was created under dos, either by a 3rd party program or from a dos command line.
Windows 7 should open any Dos file with an extention of .txt

The .bas file that kenrivers indicated would have been created by Dos Basic and would not be read by windows 7 unless it was generated as a text file. You couyld right click it and open it in word pad - but pointles as that would be a source file for a program writen in basic.

A .exe, .com or would be a file that executes and in most cases if created in Dos will NOT run under windows 7 64 bit as it would undoughtably contain 16 bit code. A .bat is also simular to a program and would be meaningless under windows.

Normally windows will display a error message indicating that it does not know what program to use to open the file.

If the File is really a progrm (ie .exe) and the recipes are opened when the program opens. Try running a dos window and go to where you placed the file and type the name. May work with windows 7 32 bit, but probably would need to down load "DosBox" to get it to execute under windows 7 64 Bit.
http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1
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September 11, 2012 11:32:13 PM

kenrivers said:
What is the file extension for these files. The file extension follows the . in the file name. For example: cooking.bas, the .bas would be the file extension.



the file name is MCF
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a b $ Windows 7
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September 12, 2012 6:38:58 AM

I now know MCF = MasterCook Cookbook File. Is the program that was used to open these files a DOS based program or Windows program? Can you open the files on the other computer and then save them to a flash drive using Save or Save As within the program?
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September 12, 2012 1:46:13 PM

MCF is not a complete file name should be MCF.xxx
Can find the .extention by right clicking and looking at properties - Most likely a .exe.

If so and you are runing windows 7 64 bit, it will not open if it is an "old" dos program that contains 16 bit code.
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a b $ Windows 7
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September 12, 2012 8:06:25 PM

MCF is the file extension for a MasterCook Cookbook file. I did mean to imply that is was a file name. I will be more clear next time.
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September 12, 2012 8:58:56 PM

kenrivers said:
MCF is the file extension for a MasterCook Cookbook file. I did mean to imply that is was a file name. I will be more clear next time.



This Master cook program has been with us for a long time. It was first installed in 1993 in our first PC. Next it went into our Windows 95 programed computer. Next it went into our upgraded windows 98. The system it is in now is Windows XP. That's where it appears to be stuck. I have the original install discs. They are the 3 1/2" floppy type and this computer will not take that disc. The windows XP will not open these floppy discs either, without a program that is compatible. Almost looks like I have a lot of typing to do... Jerryb12
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 353 G Storage
September 12, 2012 9:30:09 PM

Try right clicking the install file on the CD, select compatability mode, then select windows 98
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September 13, 2012 12:25:13 AM

RetiredChief said:
Try right clicking the install file on the CD, select compatability mode, then select windows 98



I did what you suggested and it came up with ARION Software, Inc. Version 2.17 Instal to :C\ MSTRCook
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September 13, 2012 12:32:31 AM

Not going to work.. it's 16 bit code.. find something new.. NEXT!!
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September 13, 2012 2:05:11 AM

running in DOSBOX could work.
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 353 G Storage
September 13, 2012 6:43:57 PM

^ Not a dos program, it's a windows program so Dosbox probably would not work. If he is running winXP 32 bit then compatability mode should work.

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In 1992, Arion developed and released its first title, MasterCook PC for Windows. Arion's first title was soon followed by the release of MasterCook II in 1993 and MasterCook Mac in 1994. The success of the MasterCook series has established Arion as the market share leader in the cooking software category.
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Quote I did what you suggested and it came up with ARION Software, Inc. Version 2.17 Instal to :C\ MSTRCook End quote.
That is what it should come up at, Did you say "Go ahead and install and then try to run the program. Again, should only be a problem if you are running a 64 bit OS. 64 Bit OS really only needed if you have more than 4 gigs of memory (RAM).
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