Opening a works database?

  Diodorus Siculus 10:19 09 Oct 2006

without having MSWorks?

I've been sent a database in MSWorks format - any way to open it?

Thanks, Dio

  pj123 12:09 09 Oct 2006

You could try the "Trial Version" from:

click here

But is may be easier (in the future) to ask whoever sent the .wdb file to save it as a .dbf file. I have Works and Office on my PC.

I have just saved a .wdb file as a .dbf and it opens perfectly in Excel.

Alternatively, if you would like to email me the file I will convert it for you so that you can open it in Excel. (if it is not personal, that is)?

  keith-236785 12:24 09 Oct 2006

you could try the works viewer from microsoft. i havent used it but as its from microsoft i would expect it to work (only because works is also a microsoft product).

click here

  a1p1n3kj 12:33 09 Oct 2006

There is one package that will allow you to read the Works database file.

click here

Use the trial to see if it does what you require.

pj123 did a great job giving you the other options


  keith-236785 12:43 09 Oct 2006

sorry if the above link isn'n suitable, i also found this on microsofts site. maybe this might be better.

click here

  Diodorus Siculus 21:15 09 Oct 2006

Sorted thanks to the generosity of pj123.

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