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Michelle, Computer Support Specialist
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I have a QW2GB 1GB Native 2GB Compressed Sony mini data cartridge

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I have a QW2GB 1GB Native 2GB Compressed Sony mini data cartridge which has back-up from a computer used in 1997-98. The operating system was probably Windows 95. How can this data be transformed to a format that I can easily read?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Michelle replied 2 years ago.
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you have data saved on windows 95 platform however if you can tell me what kind of data file is it and you want to save it on which windows platform.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Michelle,
I am not super tech savvy. This information is very important in an asset division divorce case. It is the back-up from a jointly owned business and it needs to be in readable format on a CD or drive, etc. Does that make sense?
Expert:  Michelle replied 2 years ago.
I would like to tell you that windows 95 was a 16 bit windows data softwarew platform however connecting the drive to a modern days computer will not even recognize the Travan Tape as you would need a good sata controller and a sata drive connected to a computer to read the tape drive.
Possibilities: you would need a windows 98 os or a windows xp computer then you can install the sata drive and a sata card then you need to install the tape drive driver sofware which will recognize the drive to the computer as a driver letter, now you can read the file format.
solution: Best solution is to look for a data recovery company nearby your area get the tape to them and they can recover the data if they have the drive and the tape must be in good condition to be read by the tape drive.
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