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how can I open .wks and .wdb files with Office 2010

A client I have done some work for has a number of file they cannot open at the moment.
Most of them are .wks and .wdb.
They have Office Home & Business 2010, and I have installed the Works 6-9 compatability pack, but this doesn't open the files correctly.
Is there any other compatability or conversion utilities (preferably endorsed by Microsoft) that I can install?

Thanks
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Reece Dodds
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bigeven2002Commented:
Hello,

You can try OpenOffice.org.  Its spreadsheet and database programs should be able to open these files.  Since the Works converter did not work, the files may be too old.  I ran into that problem myself with documents made back in Works 4.5.
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Reece DoddsAuthor Commented:
I would really like to avoid using 3rd party programs - they aren't the most IT savvy office and would prefer to stick with "what they already know"...
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bigeven2002Commented:
I understand.  However, you can use OpenOffice temporarily to at least convert the WKS file to XLS for use in Office 2010 for them.  A thought does occur though, since their version of Office 2010 does not include Access, they won't be able to open the WDB file.
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Reece DoddsAuthor Commented:
found an old works 4.5 install disc.  used their existing license.   case solved.
thanks for your suggestions
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Reece DoddsAuthor Commented:
none of the suggestions converted/copied all of the data that was required.
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