Transferring files from Works7 to Works8

By colrodwell
Mar 12, 2007
  1. I am trying to help a friend transfer a works 7 database file on an XP machine to a Vista M/C which has Works 8 installed.A dialog box came up stating works 8 was trying to solve the problem and finally failed. Has anyone encountered this problem or can sugest a solution
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 14,944   +532

    hum; if it were a Word document, you could SAVE AS ... RTF

    try exporting the data in some 'neutral' format, even CSV
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,080   +14

    can't help you with works, but you might want to use openoffice in the future. It is Free and fully compatible with word and other formats.

    Works is a very poor program and incompatible with most other suites.
    Try openoffice at

    it exports into ODF, DOC, PDF, XML, and a whole lot more.
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