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

Mark Phillips mark.phillips at
Tue Aug 26 22:57:14 EDT 2014


As it happens, we have an old PowerPC Mac that may still boot correctly, so at the very least we can take a look at it for you.

However, as the others have said, there are issues. Omnis 3 is very old. It went out of production in the 1980's, IIRC. 

If Michael is correct about the DiskDoubler files, then you may be in a difficult spot. I never used DiskDoubler so I doubt we have a copy to work with.

As Stephen mentioned, the relationships between tables are defined by "omnis connections", which are not readily visible. While not completely inscrutable, there is work to do to map the relationships so you can reassemble the data.

 - Mark Phillips

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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