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Re: [midatlanticretro] not quite vintage...anyone have early 90's MS Access?

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  • Bryan Pope
    ... Bill, Have you tried right-clicking the program name, - Properties, then select the tab Compatibility , then check Run this program in compatibility
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 5, 2007
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      B. Degnan wrote:
      > At 09:03 AM 10/5/2007 -0700, you wrote:
      >
      >> Bill,
      >>
      >> 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.
      >>
      >
      >
      > I did not know there was a Access 95.
      >
      >
      >
      >> <soapbox> This is why digital information is so fragile and it's important
      >> 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>
      >>
      >> Jim
      >>
      >
      >
      > Just between you and me (warning NON vintage computer comment, avert your eyes)
      >
      > 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
      > program itself.
      >
      >
      Bill,

      Have you tried right-clicking the program name, -> Properties, then
      select the tab "Compatibility", then check "Run this program in
      compatibility mode for:" and select Windows 95 from the drop-down box?

      Cheers,

      Bryan
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