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Need a database program

Postby SKARDAVNELNATE » 2017-10-26 @ 01:44

I've been given a 5 1/4" floppy. There is one file named MEMBERS.DB that is 44 kb in size.
What are some programs that might have created it?
Is there a modern method for viewing its contents?
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Re: Need a database program

Postby Jo22 » 2017-10-26 @ 08:36

Hi, maybe DBase III or IV ?
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Re: Need a database program

Postby konc » 2017-10-26 @ 11:38

I think DBase files were .dbf, but don't count on that as it could be related to version number, etc.
The date of the .db file might help in establishing a time frame. Of course you can look for text inside the file itself or try opening it with something like Libre office db application in case it's a popular/common format.
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Re: Need a database program

Postby SKARDAVNELNATE » 2017-10-26 @ 15:19

The year on the file is 19991.
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Re: Need a database program

Postby ElectroMan » 2017-10-26 @ 15:25

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Re: Need a database program

Postby Falcosoft » 2017-10-26 @ 19:27

The DB extension is/was often associated with Paradox database files. If the file also has '0x00' at offset 2 / '0x08' at offset 3/ '0x02' at offset 4 it is very likely a non-indexed paradox DB data file (indexed has '0x00' at offset 4). There are many tools to view/edit Paradox files.
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Re: Need a database program

Postby Roman78 » 2017-10-27 @ 11:00

SKARDAVNELNATE wrote:The year on the file is 19991.


That's 17947 years in the future...
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Re: Need a database program

Postby DosFreak » 2017-10-27 @ 11:26

Roman78 wrote:
SKARDAVNELNATE wrote:The year on the file is 19991.


That's 17947 years in the future...


Hopefully he brought his own weapons.
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Re: Need a database program

Postby BloodyCactus » 2017-10-27 @ 12:36

could also be PC-File+ shareware database
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Re: Need a database program

Postby vladstamate » 2017-10-27 @ 16:39

DosFreak wrote:
Roman78 wrote:
SKARDAVNELNATE wrote:The year on the file is 19991.


That's 17947 years in the future...


Hopefully he brought his own weapons.


Isn't it funny that they still use 5.25" floppies that far into the future? :)
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