Consulting request - looking for export from ancient Mac .DD1 file to something readable by modern tools

Stephen Miller stephenmiller1958 at
Tue Aug 26 21:30:59 EDT 2014


Also before export the omnis sequence connections would need to be mapped.
I have some code to do this somewhere without the library file.

Assuming the disk doubler issue is overcome, if that is the issue, I can do
this for you if someone has an old 7.1.4 developer for windows.


Stephen Miller

PS: Obviously no-one will do this without proof of ownership of the data
and consent in writing to extract the data

On 27 August 2014 09:33, Michael Houlberg <michael at>

> Nick,
> I no longer have a Mac that can do it.  It would require something with a
> PowerPC and a version of the Mac OS that can emulate the old "classic"
> 68000 code.
> But if .DD1 isn't a typo to mean .DF1, I wonder if this data is stored in
> the ancient Disk Doubler format?  That could throw another monkey wrench at
> you.  I used to use Disk Doubler way long ago to cram more stuff onto
> limited hard drive space but later was out of luck with several archived
> files when I could not longer locate a version of Disk Doubler that would
> work.
> One final, hopeful thought.  If they have the old Omnis Utilities or
> perhaps the Omnis Data Utilities, they could possibly export the data
> themselves into any of several delimited formats on the machine they are
> using with this old data.
> Michael Houlberg
> Houlberg Development, LLC
> On Aug 26, 2014, at 2:46 PM, Nick Stenz <nstenz at> wrote:
> > We have a client with an old, old Mac running Omnis 3 for a customer
> > database that has decided to switch to our software. Unfortunately, we
> > don't have any tools that can read Omnis data- especially not anything
> that
> > old.
> >
> > Instead of re-typing the bare minimum of data by hand, we're looking for
> > somebody who can open the database and export it to something we can work
> > with (Access DB, Excel spreadsheets, XML, DBF, any other Windows ODBC
> > driver, etc.)
> >
> > If that person is you, please contact me via e-mail as soon as possible.
> > Whether we automate it or type everything manually, it needs to happen
> this
> > week.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > nstenz at
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Kind Regards,

Stephen Miller

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