opening file with different extension


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I have a .wdb file from my moms old computer, its a address datebase i believe created with works, I cant figure out how to open it on the new computer and cant use the old one since its gone. I tried using word, outlook and access, none of these programs allow the .wdb file to be opened. I can import the file into the envelope maker in word but I cant open the database to make changes. Any ideas or suggestions???? Thanks for the help
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

You may have to install Works to open this, but if you haven't tried Excel,
give that a shot. You might also try Word's "Recover Text from Any File"
setting or try opening in Notepad.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Mike said:
I have a .wdb file from my moms old computer, its a address datebase i
believe created with works, I cant figure out how to open it on the new
computer and cant use the old one since its gone. I tried using word,
outlook and access, none of these programs allow the .wdb file to be opened.
I can import the file into the envelope maker in word but I cant open the
database to make changes. Any ideas or suggestions???? Thanks for the help
 
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Graham Mayor

If the envelope tool can use this database, then create a directory/catalog
merge to produce a table with one column for each field of the database.
Merge the database into the table to a new document. Add a row at the top
and name each row to match the original field names. The Word table can then
be edited normally and used for merging or imported into Access/Excel etc.

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