opening micorosft works Database file in Office

  Newuser1692 17:08 19 Aug 2004
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I cannot open Microsoft works database file in ms office 2000 Access
Can you help please

  bremner 17:14 19 Aug 2004

This should help

http: // support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;197894

Remove the space each side of the //

  pj123 17:53 19 Aug 2004

Microsoft Office and Microsoft Works are not interchangeable. You need to save the Works Database as a dbase III or better still a bdase IV file which Microsoft Access can read.

  pj123 17:56 19 Aug 2004

Sorry, I meant dbase IV. I used to be dyslexic but I'm KO now.

  bremner 18:02 19 Aug 2004

Which is exactly what my link walks through doing.

  pj123 12:26 05 Sep 2004

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Thank you for your advise but even saving the file as DbaseIV it is not opening in Office 2000.The file name is created but without any Data Any other way ? Regards
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Sorry, not that I know of. Try the solution that bremner has offered. I have just tried it myself and it seems to work. Remember your dbase file name must not be more than 8 characters or it won't work. Dbase files are in the 8.3 format.

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