Update: Hello, again!
Happily, I did it! I used to work with old OCR, Recognita. And, as I remembered, in order to save both the OCR-ed text and the image, I saved in its native format, *.rcd. The software is still somewhere in the holes of the Internet, and I managed to install it, and to read my files. So, as soon as I can, the migration process will start!
Here I come in the universe of e-archiving stupid victims!
Some files I have, dating back to 2003, are not readable anymore! I am talking about *.rcd and *. mtp files. The funny part is that I do not know what program I used to create them and the ever actual Internet do not offer me any information. I suspect to be a sort of OCR sofware, but who knows…
So, important information–well preserved–but not usable anymore. Yeah, I know: technological obsolence, I teach about this every year.
PS: here are 5 zipped files of that type. Any help will be highly appreciated!
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I used a software to scan for internal metadata. mtp is indeed made by Translator pro, but rcd is none of the above. I assume it was a sort of OCR software (maybe old version of Fine reader), but.. I stil have to check. And there are awfully many of them. It will be my migrating project this summer :)))
“rcd” might stand for “Raw Condition Data” i.e. these might be “raw” data obtained from a scanner…
BTW Have you tried the DROID software? http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/projects-and-work/dc-file-profiling-tool.htm
Yes, could be from scanning. I shall upload a file
I was searching through PRONOM – nothing. I have tried also with DRIOD – the same. The reason I have saved must have been to keep many scanned pictures together (possbile, with the recognized text), so wht DROID shows – a compund document-might be true.
A thought: Consider providing a definitely non-sensitive example of rcd-file for the community to experiment with it.
Happily, I did it!