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Microsoft Works 2006 Calendar Data

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I recently asked where to find Microsoft Works 2006 Calendar Data because of a hard drive failure. I had done a search for "mswkscal.wcd file with no results.  With help, I found it in the hidden files on the old hard drive. It doesn't seem to work by just deleting the new file after reinstalling Works  on the new hard drive and replacing it with the old file. How can I update the calendar with the old data?
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What is the OS? Besides, what is the size of the file?

Besides, you might need to take ownership of the file if you copy it to the new HDD.
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The OS is Windows XP, Service Pack 3 and the file size is 2980 KB.
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I have done a little research on your problem.

It seems that works 8 or you call in works 2006 will not restore the calendar as the backup calendar will be automatically overwritten by the re-installed works 8 and the calendar will be blank afterwards.

If your goal is just to know what is in your backup calendar file. Try to download and install OpenOffice and to check that whether it can read the .wcd file.

Reference
http://www.archivum.info/microsoft.public.works.win/2008-07/00006/Re-Works-8-Calendar-won't-open.html

In short, I think that it is not possible to restore from the backup file for the calendar after a crash of the HDD. But, you can view the backup calendar file with another software.

P.S. please also add the zones of windows xp, windows vista or windows 7 to your question as I think that it will be better for a question to be displayed among a few zones so that you get better chance for having the problem solved.
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