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Freeware 64 bit and 32 bit CardFile replacement

When I got my new 64 bit Windows laptop I found a bit of a problem. There is no CardFile for Windows 7 (or Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, or Windows 10).

I have been using computers since the very early days so I still use some software from those days. When Windows started (version 3.0 / 3.1) it included a program called CardFile.

With this program you could organize your titbits of information in an orderly fashion. This program was 16 bits (as Windows was in those days). Later 32 bit versions of Windows did not include CardFile but the old 16 bit version would still happily run within it (note: I have since learnt that Microsoft did make a 32 bit version of Cardfile that it shipped with NT 3.51).

However 64 bit Windows (Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10) versions can not run the old CardFile.exe even if you tell it to run in compatibility mode.

So as I am a programmer I wrote my own 64 bits CardFile replacement for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (but it should work on all future 64 bit versions to). This version is compatible with the old Microsoft 16 bit version. It is even be possible to load a new database in the old 16 bits version but although the new version does not have the limit of 440 characters, so these extra characters will get lost if you load it in the old 16 bit version. By the way, this software does not make calls via a modem, as the old version did as I did not need this functionality. I have also made it possible to use unicode characters (use the 'Open 16 bit CardFile' and 'Save as 16 bit CardFile' if you don't want that. If your old cardfiles have strange characters like 'ü' and so, then for the first time use the 'Open 16 bit CardFile' option, after that you can save and open as normal.

As this software, is mostly for myself and did not cost me much time, I have decided to make it freeware in the hope others might also benefit from it. I have made it possible to show some ads in unused white space at start-up. But as this is not bothersome in any way, so I decided to call it freeware rather than adware.

Installation is simple. Simply click the appropriate link below (if you are not sure choose the 32 bit version). Then save the file into some directory (or open it). Then open the zip file and copy the file CardFile.exe to wherever you store your *.crd files. Then open the software (double click). Then in the software press Setup. And then click twice on Yes.

You can download the zipped version of the software by clicking the links below. I have provided both a 32 bit and 64 bit version as many have requested that.

Download freeware 32 bit CardFile version 1.10

Download freeware 64 bit CardFile version 1.10