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How do I open Works database documents in Windows7


twicklad

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I have documents created in Works 7 Database. Is there any conversion means to open them in Windows7 ? I have found a Microsoft site offering conversion software but only up to Vista.

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difarn

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Have a look at this article explaining how to convert a Works document into a Word document.

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mgmcc

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Do you still have the installation disk for Works 7?

My Xmas Card list is still in a Works 7 database file and the Works suite does run in Windows 7. Alternatively, if you still have Works in an old PC, the Data file can be saved as a CSV delimited text file and then opened in any spreadsheet application.

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twicklad

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Thanks for the response but another problem. I successfully loaded Works 8 on 3 Windows7 laptops and the database autmatically became the default for my old .wdb files on 2 of them. The 3rd will not permit Works to be a default but persists on allocating Word. Works 8 functions normally in other respects

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mgmcc

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"The 3rd will not permit Works to be a default but persists on allocating Word."

Right click the .WDB file, select "Open with" and then "Choose default program...". If it's there, select "Microsoft Works Database" and tick the box "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file".

If "Microsoft Works Database" isn't there, browse to:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wksdb.exe [for Windows 7 32-bit]

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Works\wksdb.exe [for Windows 7 64-bit]

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