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Wordstar To Word Converter Free Download

Wordstar to Word Converter Free Download

Wordstar is a word processing software that was popular in the 1980s and early 1990s. It was one of the first programs to use the Ctrl key for keyboard shortcuts, and it had many features that are still used today, such as mail merge, spell check, and footnotes. However, Wordstar is no longer compatible with modern operating systems and devices, and many users have switched to Microsoft Word, which is the most widely used word processor in the world.


If you have old Wordstar files that you want to open and edit in Microsoft Word, you will need a converter that can convert the Wordstar format (.wsd) to the Word format (.doc or .docx). Fortunately, there is a free converter available online that can help you with this task. In this article, we will show you how to download and use the Wordstar converter for Microsoft Word.

How to Download the Wordstar Converter for Microsoft Word

The Wordstar converter for Microsoft Word is a file named wdsupcv.eve that contains text converters that enable Word to open and save Wordstar files. You can download this file from [this website], under the section "WordStar (for DOS) converter for Word". Save the file to your desktop or any folder of your choice, and double-click to open it. This will extract the text converters to a folder named WDSUPCV.

How to Use the Wordstar Converter for Microsoft Word

Once you have extracted the text converters, you need to copy them to the directory where Word stores its text converters. This directory is usually located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Textconv, but it may vary depending on your version of Windows and Word. To find out the exact location of your text converters directory, you can follow these steps:

  • Open Microsoft Word and create a new blank document.

  • Click on File, then Save As, and choose "All Files (*.*)" as the file type.

  • In the Save As dialog box, click on Tools, then Web Options.

  • In the Web Options dialog box, click on the Files tab, then click on File Conversion.

  • In the File Conversion dialog box, you will see a list of text converters and their locations. Note down the location of any converter (for example, C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Textconv\HTML32.cnv).

  • Close all the dialog boxes and exit Microsoft Word without saving.

Now that you know the location of your text converters directory, you can copy the files from the WDSUPCV folder to that directory. You will need to copy four files: WSDOS32.cnv, WSDOS32.wpc, WS6DOS32.cnv, and WS6DOS32.wpc. These files correspond to different versions of Wordstar: WSDOS32 for versions 3.x and 4.x, and WS6DOS32 for versions 5.x and 6.x. After copying these files, you will be able to open and save Wordstar files in Microsoft Word.

How to Open a Wordstar File in Microsoft Word

To open a Wordstar file in Microsoft Word, follow these steps:

  • Open Microsoft Word and click on File, then Open.

  • In the Open dialog box, browse to the folder where your Wordstar file is located.

  • In the file type drop-down menu, choose "Recover Text from Any File (*.*)". This will allow you to see all types of files in the folder.

  • Select your Wordstar file and click on Open.

  • Microsoft Word will open your Wordstar file and convert it to its own format. You may see some formatting errors or warnings, depending on how complex your document is. You can fix these errors manually or use the formatting tools in Microsoft Word.

  • Once you are satisfied with your document, you can save it as a normal Word file (.doc or .docx) by clicking on File, then Save As, and choosing "Word Document (*.docx)" as the file type.


In this article, we have shown you how to download and use the free Wordstar converter for Microsoft Word. This converter can help you open and edit old Wordstar files in Microsoft Word without losing any data or content. We hope this article was helpful and informative for you. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below.


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