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Offline blodwen

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.fdb files - how to open, please Completed, with thanks.
« on: Tuesday 06 September 11 15:02 BST (UK) »
Hallo Folks,

can anyone give me an idea of how to open a(n) .fdp  mean .fdb file please?

We have a programme where the address book is in this format and I would like to open it and print out the e-mail addresses to keep.

I have had a good look around the internet, have found out that it could be a registry problem, have downloaded Uniblue Registry Boost (some people will probably now say: How on earth could you do that!

It found numerable registry problems - it corrected about 25 and then I need to register and buy the programme to correct the rest  Is it worth buying  Or is there another way of opening this file.

Thanks for reading. 

Viv

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Gywnedd/Caernarvonshire: Roberts, Evans;
Glamorganshire: Griffiths, Thomas;
Middlesex: Sibley, Barnett;
Beds: Sibley
Kent: Jury, Hunt;
Yorkshire/Middlesbrough: Wright, Sullivan;
Irleand/Cork: Donovan, Sullivan;
Northern Ireland (Monaghan): Keefe;

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Re: .fdb files - how to open, please
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 16:10 BST (UK) »
Do you mean .fdb or .fdp?

I would uninstall the registry cleaner if I were you, Ccleaner is a good free program for fixing registry problems.

Could you open the file before or has the problem just started?

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Re: .fdb files - how to open, please
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 16:42 BST (UK) »
(Mirror Stu's request)

"We have a programme where the address book is in this format "

What is the program?

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Re: .fdb files - how to open, please
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 17:17 BST (UK) »
Hallo Stu and Ray,

Stu - the file is fdb.  Sorry, just noticed I wrote it wrong in my post - right in the title of post  ::)

And I have just started to try and open the file .

Ray:  "The programme" is a German E-mail programme where the address book is in this format.

Viv

P.S.  I uninstalled the registry cleaner and installed Ccleaner (remembered that my brother  told me that it was good) and still cannot open the file.

Gywnedd/Caernarvonshire: Roberts, Evans;
Glamorganshire: Griffiths, Thomas;
Middlesex: Sibley, Barnett;
Beds: Sibley
Kent: Jury, Hunt;
Yorkshire/Middlesbrough: Wright, Sullivan;
Irleand/Cork: Donovan, Sullivan;
Northern Ireland (Monaghan): Keefe;

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Re: .fdb files - how to open, please
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 17:52 BST (UK) »
Hi,
There are some free downloads out there to convert the file, this is just one of them.
http://www.fileguru.com/apps/convert_fdb

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Re: .fdb files - how to open, please
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 18:17 BST (UK) »
not knowing the email application but with MS express you can usually export the address book from within the email application
File> export>address book > export as a text file ( .csv) save in a suitable location and then open with excel

You might want to try that route rather than try to open the fbd file.

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Re: .fdb files - how to open, please
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 18:51 BST (UK) »
Thankyou both,  Peter and Jc for your suggestions.  I will try both ways.

Viv
Gywnedd/Caernarvonshire: Roberts, Evans;
Glamorganshire: Griffiths, Thomas;
Middlesex: Sibley, Barnett;
Beds: Sibley
Kent: Jury, Hunt;
Yorkshire/Middlesbrough: Wright, Sullivan;
Irleand/Cork: Donovan, Sullivan;
Northern Ireland (Monaghan): Keefe;

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Re: .fdb files - how to open, please
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 07 September 11 13:49 BST (UK) »
Just to let you know that I have managed to find another way of getting at the file.

Thanks again for reading and your tips and tricks.

Viv
Gywnedd/Caernarvonshire: Roberts, Evans;
Glamorganshire: Griffiths, Thomas;
Middlesex: Sibley, Barnett;
Beds: Sibley
Kent: Jury, Hunt;
Yorkshire/Middlesbrough: Wright, Sullivan;
Irleand/Cork: Donovan, Sullivan;
Northern Ireland (Monaghan): Keefe;

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Re: .fdb files - how to open, please Completed, with thanks.
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 22 December 11 02:20 GMT (UK) »
Hello Blodwen,

Can you tell me how did you manage to read the fdb file?

I have the same issue.

Thanks,
Have a great day!
Sébastien