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    Ideas for accessing old Mac disks, zip, etc?

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    Ideas for accessing old Mac disks, zip, etc?
    All I have from my Performa 460 is a number of 3 1/2 floppy disks and one or zip disk where I just copied the contents of the Mac HD over to the zip Disk. I mostly want the data on the disks and the old emails from Outook express for the Mac.

    I am wondering about the best way to access that info? Should I get a mini Mac, or try any of the Mac on PC emulators, or is there a Mac file system to PC file system convertor out there?

    Any ideas?

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    Ideas for accessing old Mac disks, zip, etc?
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    You're trying to access Mac files on a Win system?

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    Ideas for accessing old Mac disks, zip, etc?

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    With a Windows system I have Mac floppies and a zip drive

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    Ideas for accessing old Mac disks, zip, etc?

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    I should add, most of what I want is Word documents, Outlooks express emails, ect, but all in Mac Classic OS format.

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    Ideas for accessing old Mac disks, zip, etc?

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    I have the zip disk HW, but now Mac floppy, I understand many emualtor programs allow a PC floppy to read Mac disks.

    I just remembered that I actually have a lot of text documents created by MacWrite, and a Delrina Fax program.

    Since this was all done on the classic OS, I am thinking the best way to access this data is to get a $40 to $60 PowerPC or G3 off of ebay. That would probably be the simplest way.

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    Ideas for accessing old Mac disks, zip, etc?

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    Wait a second, as I recall, it was possible to run a Mac from a zip disk with the operating system on it? I am pretty sure I did it, then I might be able to get what is left of my performa going once more.

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    Ideas for accessing old Mac disks, zip, etc?

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    You can try MacDrive, it lets you read and write Mac formatted disks, dvd etc. from Windows.

    http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive6/

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