Here's the problem.
I used to have Parsons Address Book 3.0 on a laptop. Used to be a good boy and keep backups, too.
Eventually the laptop went down.
[I do have a Parsons installation disk. Of course can't find it right now. Time to clean up my office? Anyhow, it's only one disk, not sure that's complete. Not sure if I can install it on XP].
Once in awhile you can buy a copy of Parsons on eBay. But it is also incorporated in Print Shop 23.1. OK, so I open up that version of Parsons, and go to Open, and put one of the floppies in the drive.
I get one of about 3 messages:
Disk not formatted.
Incorrect file format
cannot find PTSAABDB.DLL
I have seen this last message complained about in several online posts when I was searching for Parsons threads and forums
Have not seen anyone solve the missing file problem.
There are "copies" --- .AB2 and "backups," which I think are .bak
I may have examples of both. I surely have one floppy with a 659K file identified as Adbook Document, which ought to be a copy.
Seems one fix would be to locate this missing .dll and provide it to the program. [Maybe it is available in an original copy -- even mine -- of Parsons. Couldn't find it loose on the Net, but I'm no paragon].
Another would be to convert the file into a CSV. Apparently one can export in that form from Parsons; I dunno about "cracking" the file with, like, notepad or whatever.
Is this the sort of "other software" problem someone can help me with?