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using access 97 mde file

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A couple of years ago I got a nice mde-database for access 97, and I
want to use it again. But I found out I cannot convert the mde-file to
access2000.

I don't have the mdb-file, since it was distributed by a company (which
is bankrupt now). That's what distribution is for, isn't it?

Are the only options I have:
1. Use access 97 till the end of times?
2. Flush the mde-file through the toilet?

I still think it's stupid that these files cannot be used anymore. Old
DOS-programs of 20 years old, I can still use (OK, when using hardware,
I have to use a virtual machine nowadays). But an mde-file of 5 years
old is useless today?

Isn't there some kind of access97 emulator? Or any other solution?

Yours,

Alfons

Nov 13 '05 #1
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ff***@cliffhanger.com wrote:
A couple of years ago I got a nice mde-database for access 97, and I
want to use it again. But I found out I cannot convert the mde-file to
access2000.

I don't have the mdb-file, since it was distributed by a company
(which is bankrupt now). That's what distribution is for, isn't it?

Are the only options I have:
1. Use access 97 till the end of times?
2. Flush the mde-file through the toilet?

I still think it's stupid that these files cannot be used anymore. Old
DOS-programs of 20 years old, I can still use (OK, when using
hardware, I have to use a virtual machine nowadays). But an mde-file
of 5 years old is useless today?
Bad analogy. An MDE is not a "program", it is a file. If it were a program it
likley would still run on the newest versions of Windows and hardware without
trouble.
Isn't there some kind of access97 emulator? Or any other solution?


None that I am aware of, except to create a new file that provides the same
functionality.

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<ff***@cliffhanger.com> wrote in message
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A couple of years ago I got a nice mde-database for access 97, and I
want to use it again. But I found out I cannot convert the mde-file to
access2000.

I don't have the mdb-file, since it was distributed by a company (which
is bankrupt now). That's what distribution is for, isn't it?

Are the only options I have:
1. Use access 97 till the end of times?
2. Flush the mde-file through the toilet?

I still think it's stupid that these files cannot be used anymore. Old
DOS-programs of 20 years old, I can still use (OK, when using hardware,
I have to use a virtual machine nowadays). But an mde-file of 5 years
old is useless today?

Isn't there some kind of access97 emulator? Or any other solution?

Yours,

Alfons

Check the install disk for your application, it may have come with Access 97
runtime. If it did check the Microsoft site for instruction on how to
install it on a system with your current version of Access. You should then
be able to run the app as long as it is needed. I have run Access 97 and
2000 on the same Window s2000 system with out problem. Other places to look
for runtime are some version of Office 97 or some older Access 97
applications.
Nov 13 '05 #3

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