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I had this problem a few hours ago, and was really frustrated by it, so I'd thought I'd share:


  • My computer with Pages has died
  • I have a Pages file on a flash drive that I need now
  • I don't want to reformat the document from a plain text version
  • I have an iPad with Pages
  • I can't email my file to my iPad because Pages files are really folders

How can I recover my file?

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To recover the file:

  1. Use Winrar (or another archive utility) to zip the document into a ZIP archive.
  2. Email the ZIP archive to yourself.
  3. Download the document onto your iPad, which will unzip the file and present it as a Pages file, retaining all formatting.
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