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Converting FM 1.0 to 7.0


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I have a database on an old Macintosh II running OS 7.5 and Filemaker 1.1. I need to transfer that data over to a Windows PC in a useable format, whether it is Access, Excel, FM7, or anything else useable. I have read about complicated ways of upgrading version-by-version, but I don't have a Mac that supports any software that's come out in the past 10 or so years.

The database is just a simple address book with around 7,000 records. What is the best way for converting this ancient database to something we can use today? I was thinking exporting to a comma delimited text file -- any opinions?

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I would export all that data into a delimited text file, yes. Even if you were to convert the whole database from V1 to V7, there are probably MANY changes you would want to add/change to it, due to the new features of V7.

If it's just address information you have, it wouldn't take too long to program a new-and improved database program (using whatever software you want), and then import all of the previously exported information into it.

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