|Anyone out there who used this old intergraded software? I have old database files from years ago I need to get into. Using the 1987 version of EIO, they were created and saved on 3.5 floppies. The file extensions are .DEF, .DBF, .DBT, .NDX, .RP.|
Using 3.5 floppy drive I was able to load and open the 1992 version. I find that the 1992 version wants to load a file *.WDF and does not recognize *.DBF, so obviously I am unable to open the old files.
When I tried to load the 1987 version, I get a "disk not formatted" error.
My OS is Windows XP SP3
Here are my questions:
First, would an old DOS program like EIO 1987 run under Windows XP?
If so, what can I do to get around the “not formatted” message?
If not, is there any place that will run old programs and export the data to a common database format such as *.tab, *.csv, etc?
Should I hunt around for an old DOS computer or is there another inventive way to get this done?
Any help will be greatly appreciated