I was wondering if anyone can help. I have some old software, Micro Cookbook, that is suitable for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95. I now have Windows XP. I have tried installing the software and it appears to work OK but when I try to open it I get a message "ODBC DLL Data source name not found and no default driver specified". Is there anything I can do to get this to work or alternately, any way I can get at the data that is stored in a file with the extension .OTM
The chances of getting a program written for win 3.1 or win 95 to work is at best extremely doubtful. Same applies for the data files, it would take some expensive sophisticated software to do this. No doubt a specialist could do it for you but would it be worth the cost!
Thanks Technotiger. I'd already found that website but couldn't see that there was anything that would actually help me make it word (but I'm not particularly computer literate so could easily be wrong!).
One last suggestion - have you a friend or colleague (or perhaps one of their kids) who might perhaps still be using an early version of Windows, if so, perhaps you could run it on their computer and, just perhaps, maybe save it in a format readable in XP.
The software link you sent seems to be partially successful but I'll have to have a fiddle with it and see what I can do. It all seems to be based on a relational database so looks a bit complicated - all the ingredients have codes applied to them and then all the recipes are written in that code but I may be able to sort it out.