Hello sir/madam, I would like to help you, please let me know when you are ready.
hello, it seems you had Microsoft Works before
because wdb file is a Microsoft Works format
in your old computer you had that program?
do you still have that program in your old computer? (if you still have Access to it)
no access to the old pc
if you have Microsoft Office 2010 installed on your computer, you can open the wdb files
do you have Office 2010?
i have installed microsoft office home and student 2013
ok, can you try to open your wdb file from within EXCEL. (because wdb is a spreadsheet format, excel will be able to open it)
ok i've open excel
were you able to open your wdb file ?
i'm not sure how do do this as this system is very new and awkward at the momennt
can you press CTRL+O
it will open the "open file" dialog
it will ask you to select a file to open
can you locate your WDB file, and try to open it
what did you do exactly?
did you open normally or double click?
i've opened excel as you said,opened files, and selected one with wdb and tried to open it
it gave any error messages?
can you try again, you need to open excel, press CTRL+O, select your wdb file and open
i tried again and have a dialog box " open with ". there is list of programs
do you have excel 2013?
can you select it with your Mouse (highlight) and then press ok.
let's see if your excel 2013 can open it
i'm having no success
it gave error?
no. it offers me a few suggestions of apps to open the file with.
sorry i have to go to work now
ok, when you come back we can continue.
if you send me the wdb files in a zip, i can convert them to XLS so you can open them in excel
.how do i do this
how many wdb files do you have?
3 large ones.lots of small ones which i can manage to re-write in excel myself
you can do this:
you can create a new folder on your desktop, and name it: wdb
and copy all of your wdb files into this folder
when you have all of your wdb files in your folder, please right click on your folder and select SEND TO > COMPRESSED FOLDER
this will compress the folder and create a one ZIP file
if you send me that zip file, i can convert all of your wdb files into XLS format and then send you back
so you can open all of your files
what we do is: we will get your wdb file and then convert them to Microsoft Office format
so your Microsoft Office (excel) can read them
to be able to do that, normally you need to have Microsoft Works installed on your computer. since you don't have the program, i will do that for you and send you the converted files
so you will be able to open them
ok i'll do that later. do i need an address to send them to. Thanks for your patience so far
once you create your zip file, (if you cannot do that, we can go step by step and i can Show you how to compress a file and create the zip file) , please go to www.wikisend.com
and upload your zip file there
after the upload process, the website will give you a "download link"
if you give me that download link, i can download your zip file
wikisend.com is the webservice we use for sharing files
ok i have to go now
ok, i will be here, when you come back we can continue