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Works 8.5 Database Retrieval

Copper Contributor

I was using this system until very recently but now unable to retrieve anything following problems with hard drive (since mended).  (MC no longer supports 8.5). Still have DB files on sticks but unable to open. I I assume other folk will probably have similar problem. Any ideas on how to retrieve?

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Pull off the data and retrieve the database on an early OS, like Windows 7 or 8.1.
Managed to retrieve DB through using Libre
Try opening the Works 8.5 database files in compatibility mode. Right-click on the database file, select "Properties", go to the "Compatibility" tab, and check the box that says "Run this program in compatibility mode for". Then, select an older version of Windows that is compatible with Works 8.5, such as Windows XP or Windows 7. Click "Apply" and then try opening the file again.