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I have many .wdb files created with Microsoft Works. I need to open them but I don't have Microsoft Works.

Can anyone recommend a utility, converter or procedure to open the files in Excel?

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which version of excel? –  Kelbizzle Feb 2 '10 at 3:07

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If you want a free solution from Works 3 or 4, try Works Database Converter.

This application converts old Microsoft Works Database (*.wdb) files (e.g. MS Works 3 and 4) into a spreadsheet compatible with all versions of Microsoft Excel. The data extraction is done on a 'best-effort' basis, which works reasonably well provided that you only have one table of data per file that you process.

You just need java installed.

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I tried the program, and I saw that it will not handle correctly rows where there are calculated columns, or at least, the free version of the program has that problem. –  Kwang Mark Eleven May 5 '10 at 20:37

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