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Old 07-31-2020, 05:17 PM
Burt Burt is offline Any tips on how to migrate 4mb and larger files from Lotus123 to Excel? Windows 10 Any tips on how to migrate 4mb and larger files from Lotus123 to Excel? Office 2016
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My Dad is trying to move from Lotus123 to Excel. We have successfully converted some of his Lotus files to Excel using free online converters that are available, but we're having trouble finding any that can handle his biggest files.... one is 4mb and another is 7mb. He cannot get into Lotus anymore to break the files into smaller pieces.

Any tips on how to migrate 4mb+ files from Lotus123 to Excel?
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:32 PM
Logit Logit is offline Any tips on how to migrate 4mb and larger files from Lotus123 to Excel? Windows 10 Any tips on how to migrate 4mb and larger files from Lotus123 to Excel? Office 2007
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Step 1
Locate the Lotus .123 file that you wish to open. If it has a “.123” appendage, you need to rename it to have a “.wk4” appendage. This will allow Excel to read the file.

Step 2
Right click the Lotus 123 (.wk4) file.

Select “Open with…” and select Microsoft Excel. Excel will open the file with all associated information and formatting. If you wish to convert to a native Excel file, merely save it, making sure to select the Excel format.
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:57 PM
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Hi Logit,

Thank you for the reply.

When I open the file in the manner you suggest, Excel gives the message "This file is not in a recognizable format." It then kicks me into the Text Import Wizard, where I can specify delimiters. This allows me to open the file but what is displayed is not anything meaningful.... just stuff like this: пяяЂяяАяяя#Т‹PeяяяяпяяЂяяАяяя#Т


Thanks,
Burt
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:02 PM
Logit Logit is offline Any tips on how to migrate 4mb and larger files from Lotus123 to Excel? Windows 10 Any tips on how to migrate 4mb and larger files from Lotus123 to Excel? Office 2007
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Can you post one of the Lotus files here ? I'd like to see what I can do with it.

You are running Excel 2016 and I'm using 2007. I'm curious if my version still has something in it to convert the file.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:10 PM
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Sent you a private message.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:18 PM
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I emailed you the files. Thanks a lot for your help!
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:18 PM
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Also ... have you looked at this download ?

Lotus to Microsoft Mass Conversion download | SourceForge.net

Sourceforge.net has been around for ages and is a reputable download site. I've used it
a lot ... so I would trust the download after checking it with an anti-virus to be certain.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:24 PM
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No, I have not tried that one. I have only tried online converters. That is a great suggestion!
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Well ... my version won't touch it either. Sorry.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:46 PM
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Well, I appreciate you trying!

I will give Sourceforge Mass Conversion a shot.

Thanks for your help!
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