Microsoft Works Database

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File Format
Name Microsoft Works Database
Ontology
Extension(s) .wdb, .bdb
PRONOM fmt/256, others

Microsoft Works Database is the native database format of the Microsoft Works office suite.

A partial parser is available here: https://bitbucket.org/jesseweinstein/sundry-python-stuff/src/82df96b0efd6acd144d39a18c6a244dced577664/msworks.py?at=master

Documentation of the format (based on the parser above) is at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:JesseW/wdb_format

Another parser is available here (written in Java): http://www.codealchemists.com/worksdatabaseconverter/

Identifiers

Format Version Ext. PRONOM
Microsoft Works Database for DOS 1.05 .wdb fmt/169
Microsoft Works Database for DOS 1.12 .wdb fmt/170
Microsoft Works Database for DOS 2.0 .wdb fmt/171
Microsoft Works Database for DOS 3 .wdb fmt/259
Microsoft Works Database for DOS 3a .wdb fmt/260
Microsoft Works Database for DOS 3b .wdb fmt/261
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 2.0 .wdb fmt/219
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 2.0a .wdb fmt/222
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 3.0 .wdb fmt/223
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 3.0a .wdb fmt/224
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 3.0b .wdb fmt/225
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 4.0 .wdb fmt/226
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 4.0a .wdb fmt/246
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 4.5 .wdb fmt/249
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 4.5a .wdb fmt/252
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 2000 .wdb fmt/256
Microsoft Works Database for Macintosh 3 .wdb fmt/268
Microsoft Works Database for Macintosh 4 .wdb fmt/269
Microsoft Works Database [backup file] .bdb x-fmt/344
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