Setting up Lotus SmartSuite Calander feature

I have an Old version of Lotus SmartSuite with the product version of 4.1 and the installer product version of 7.0.9803.1301
I need to install this version of Lotus SmartSuite on a new Windows 10 Installation and have it open with a calendar that is stored on a network share.
When i install Lotus SmartSuite it installs fine however when i open it with the calendar it shows a blank screen like nothing has been added opened.

Is anyone familiar with this product that can speak about its correct configuration/use to show the calendar correctly?
Kind regards. and i thank you for your help in advance.
Joe DanyiOwnerAsked:
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
I did use the product, at the time, which seems over 20 years ago. I think you are referring to Lotus Organizer 4.1, that was part of Lotus SmartSuite Millennium Edition Release 9. Ref In any case, it's old.

It's actually too old... It's amazing that the installer still works, and I would have been completely baffled if you told me that the product were completely functional, for 100%, under Windows 10.

Now, what are your requirements? Open a Calendar, on a network share, is that it?

IMHO the only way you can reasonably do this is by installing a virtual machine, either VMWare or VirtualBox, with an older copy of Win98SE or XP. Networking can be set up, files can be shared between host and guest machines, so everything could run in its "natural" environment.

Is that an option? For I don't see any other viable way to make SmartSuite run on Windows 10...
Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
I have a client who has been stuck on SmartSuite 97 which works on Windows 3.1; but, as I was surprised to discover, still installs and runs on Windows 7 and 10.
What I suspect you need to do is to map the drive or folder containing the calendar to your PC and then use the File-> Open procedure in the Calendar app to navigate to that file.

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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
@Davis: it still runs??   Wow...   *jaw drops 10 inches*
Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
I personally installed it and saw it work, yes! (and my jaw dropped, too)
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