Trados 2007 doesn’t recognize .mdb files
Thread poster: Sofie

Sofie
France
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Jun 16, 2012

Hello,

I have Trados 2007.

Now I’ve bought another computer, which has Windows 7, and I could install Trados very well.

The problem is, that when I search a Termbase, I can only browse for .mtw files.
Only “Multiterm 5” is indicated as only possible Multiterm Version.

What can I do to work again with my .mdb files?

Thank you very much for your help !
Sofie


 

Leo Young  Identity Verified
China
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Copy MultiTerm8.dotm to Word\STARTUP Jun 17, 2012

Hello Sofie:

This problem perhaps can be resolved by trying to copy MultiTerm8.dotm in ":\Program Files\SDL\SDL MultiTerm\MultiTerm8\Templates" into the folder "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP" or "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates".

Regards,

Leo

[修改时间: 2012-06-17 05:51 GMT]

[修改时间: 2012-06-17 06:36 GMT]


 

Sofie
France
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Browse Termbase window empty Jun 17, 2012

Dear Leo,

Thank you very much for your quick reply.

Searching for this file, I saw that Multiterm wasn't even installed ...

So I installed Multiterm 2007 now, and I can see the Multiterm 7 version, when I go to Term Recognition options.

The only problem now, is that "Termase Location" is empty (the "Open Termbases" window)
I cannot browse any file or folder.

A the end of the installation of Multiterm2007 , I got this message, saying that I have to go to Knowledge Base KB1687 to read how to restore my old termbases.
(I didn't write down the whole link ... just the number ...)
But I didn't find this topic.

I already tried to copy all my .mdb files into
Computer => C => ProgramData => SDL International => Multiterm => termbases

(My old .mdb files are called "mxw_3" , "mxw_15" etc. ; and in this folder I saw other .mdf files : "mxw_1" ; "MultiTermMtTemplate" and "MTMaster" ;
so I thought this was the right place)

But it still doesn't work ...

The Termbase window is still blank ...

Thank you so much for your help !
Sofie


 

Leo Young  Identity Verified
China
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.mdb file is not for Multiterm Jun 17, 2012

Hello Sofie:

I think that .mdb files are termbase of SDLX, whereas .sdltb files are for multiterm.

Regards,

Leo

[修改时间: 2012-06-17 14:30 GMT]


 

Sofie
France
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German to Dutch
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How can I open old Multiterm .mdb termbases (Trados 2007) on new computer (Windows 7) ? Jun 17, 2012

Hello,

Since I bought Trados, I only had (and created) those .mdb files.

I've always worked with those on Trados 2007 and Multiterm 2007.

I have never worked with SDLX ... icon_frown.gif

How can I resolve this problem ?

many thanks,
Sofie



[Edited at 2012-06-17 14:39 GMT]


 

tomasik
Slovakia
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Did you trasfer old databases? Jun 17, 2012

Did you transfer your old databases (mdb files) on your new computer?
If I remember, it should be two mxw_#.mdb and mxw_#.ldb files. You should they copy in a folder on your new PC and then open with Multiterm. (Maybe a klick on mdb file will open it.)


 

Leo Young  Identity Verified
China
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English to Chinese
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Incompatibility Jun 18, 2012

It could be that Multiterm 2007 isn't compatable with win-7 64-bit.

These might be helpful:

http://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/149075-windows_7_64bit_and_trados_2007_2009_does_it_work.html

http://fra.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/157220-trados_2007_and_windows_7.html

Regards,

Leo


 

Sofie
France
Local time: 20:55
German to Dutch
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How can I open old Multiterm .mdb termbases (Trados 2007) on new computer? Jun 19, 2012

Many thanks to all of you for having searched for me!

Finally I found what I had to do :

"load external termbase"

Sorry, that I didn't know this earlier !

Best regards,
Sofie


 


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