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Save incoming data to a text file

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To save incoming data to a text file

  1. Open HyperTerminal.

  2. Connect to the remote computer using either a new connection or using an saved connection. Alternatively, you can wait for a call and have the remote computer connect to your computer.

  3. On the Transfer menu, click Capture Text or, to send the text file directly to a printer, click Capture to Printer.

  4. In the File box, type a descriptive name for the file, and then click Start.

  5. Any text typed at the remote computer will now be captured in the specified file, or be sent to the printer.


  • Performing this task does not require you to have administrative credentials. Therefore, as a security best practice, consider performing this task as a user without administrative credentials.

  • To open HyperTerminal, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click HyperTerminal.

  • HyperTerminal is not installed by default. For information on how to install HyperTerminal, see Related Topics.

  • When saving incoming data to a text file or sending the data to a printer, HyperTerminal will capture all data transmitted during the connection session. You cannot use HyperTerminal to filter the data.

  • To stop capturing the text to a file, on the HyperTerminal Transfer menu click Capture Text, then click Stop or Pause.

  • To stop capturing the text to a printer, on the HyperTerminal Transfer menu click Capture to Printer, which will uncheck this selection.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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