Joost Elshoff wrote:
I tried opening the mtw-file in SDLX, to no avail. Tried opening it in Wordfast because some FAQ's suggest that's possible
no solution either... I fear it's a really old termbase, MT iX or earlier... and there's no way of opening it...
Multiterm 5.5 or an earlier 5.x flavour, I suppose.
It was shipped with Trados 'til the 2006 version but it was not installed automatically.
Check your Trados setup files archive if you have any.
It's still widely used by some societies because of it's extreme portability (you just receive the file, point it in Workbench and forget).
MT Convert 2007/2009 is able to process these files (sure) but it's possible MT 5.5 must be installed (not sure, I have MT 5.5 installed on all my machines).
Attention, for huge termbases, the performance may be extremely poor, at least in Multiterm 2007 Convert.
My largest conversion took 5 days before I killed the process ant continued in DVX which did the job over the night.
[Edited at 2010-07-16 10:27 GMT]