6190Re: [midatlanticretro] not quite vintage...anyone have early 90's MS Access?
- Oct 5, 2007At 09:03 AM 10/5/2007 -0700, you wrote:
>Bill,I did not know there was a Access 95.
>Ah ha! So we need to break the developer and/or administrator password in
>the file as well. Such tools are available and I might have something that
>will work. First step is to get a version of Access that recognizes the
>MDB file. Most versions of Access will open and convert (import) files
>from the two prior versions. The version in Office 2.0 begot Access 95
>which begot 97 and 2000 and XP and 2003 and 2007.
><soapbox> This is why digital information is so fragile and it's importantJust between you and me (warning NON vintage computer comment, avert your eyes)
>to collect software before it becomes "vintage" and why Sellam's software
>preservation project is important and illustrates why Microsoft
>"standards" are not and why ODF should be. </soapbox>
I have been archiving everything I think is important to date, not just
stopping at 1986 or whatever vintage computing is at present. Eventually
Windows 95 will be some kind of vintage.
Unfortunately I do not have a working Windows 3.1/95 bridge system. I have
the software but not a PC easily accessible. I cannot therefore load the
software, "Pro CD Internet Directory" - the reason I have been trying to
just get at the DOMAIN.MDB database instead. If worse comes to worse I
will put a Windows 95 system together and install the software. From there
I could probably run some kind of extract to get at the database from the
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