Spreadsheets (*.wks):

Besides Office, my 1990 backups also contained several Works files. Here are my notes on opening those files in a modern environment:

Opened on the first try in 2004 for the . barfed on them.

Word Processor (*.wps):

Opened using "Recover text from any file" in 2004 for the . Accented character encodings are shot, obviously. barfed on them too.

Database files (*.wdb):

No success. A flexible text editor like vim or will let you see the file contents, but there is no real way to dump the tables.

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