It's not so urgent now - I suddenly had the idea that i can transfer files using my Flash "stick" - 4 GB - and that has solved the problem. I suppose the CD burner will work some time.
I am being urged to do a clean install of Cassandra instead of updating and upgrading Bianca - however it is not clear whether the stable version of Cassandra is out yet - Mint News this week reported that it was expected to be out this week, but I haven't yet seen anything above Beta on offer.
The files in question are my E-mails store folder (1 GB) and my Outlook Express Address Book (~600 kB), which needed to be in a working Windows system to be exported as a csv file.
I have temporarily solved the problem of printing - my printer is now connected to my laptop. I have a lot of things waiting for attention, so improving this system will have to wait - I've spent nearly a week on it.
I must say that I'm not impressed by the address book in Evolution - it allows the creation of Lists but these don't show if the selected address book format is a table. I have lists named as G1, G2, G6T - they don't show when the format is set as a table.
It might be fine for business - I'm only interested in e-mail addresses. I have a different address book for postal addresses, with an output for printing labels.
OE 6 allows several e-mail addresses to be entered, with one identified as Default. I await Cassandra with interest, but will probably migrate into Thunderbird.
With many thanks,
Yours sincerely, -