How to: Convert Earlier Visual FoxPro Files

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You can explicitly convert FoxPro 2.6 and Visual FoxPro 3.0 files to the current Visual FoxPro format, which is necessary when you want to use these files with later versions of Visual FoxPro. Files that are created from later versions are converted automatically.

To convert FoxPro 2.6 and Visual FoxPro 3.0 files

  1. On the File menu, click Open.

  2. In the Open dialog box, browse for and select the file.

    The Visual FoxPro Converter dialog box opens. For more information, see Visual FoxPro Converter Dialog Box.

  3. In the Visual FoxPro Converter dialog box, select the options you want.

  4. To complete the file conversion, click Continue.

    Note:
    If you are converting Macintosh or MS-DOS files that have never contained Windows records, the Visual FoxPro Transporter dialog box appears. For more information, see Visual FoxPro Transporter Dialog Box.

You can also convert FoxPro 2.6 and Visual FoxPro 3.0 files by typing one of the following commands with the file name in the Command window:

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