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Why doesn't Microsoft include Cardfile with current versions of Windows? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wrcousert (talkcontribs) 20:18, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Just a guess, but probably because PDAs, such as the PalmPilot, beat the socks off Cardfile. PDAs can be carried along in one's pocket, synchronized and backed up on an office computer. Cardfile only exists on the office computer. Later implementations of PDAs and their associated desktop software offered far more functions and versatility. Microsoft was also getting competition from the likes of Micro Logic's Info Select, which was orders of magnitude faster in finding and retrieving information. —QuicksilverT @ 01:57, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Another version of Cardfile?[edit]

My version of Cardfile is the 91K version but is timestamped March 10, 1992, 4:10 AM. (In case you're wondering, it's from the Packard Bell Multimedia Master CD that came with my computer back in the days when people used Windows 3.1.) Crystallina 02:03, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Excellent Additions![edit]

Thanks for the screen shot, great idea!

This isn't the first time I've heard of different versions of Cardfile that weren't on the Windows diskettes or CD, I think they deserve to be included in the article. Perhaps you could edit the Version Information section and add that data in some meaningful way? I'll try to find the version I ran across that wasn't MS-distributed and add it, too. Sperry? Hewlett-Packard? Estople 03:49, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

DOS Version?[edit]

Anyone remember the DOS version that came w/ QuickBasic 4.5, or was it VisualBasic for DOS 1.0? Might be an interesting tidbit.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:52, 20 January 2007 (UTC).

Added More Versions[edit]

The versions in Windows 3.1, 3.11, Windows for Workgroups 3.1, 3.11 and Windows 98, ME are all identical. Likewise, all of the 32-bit versions (NT3.1, 3.50, 3.51) make a second version. I've added the sizes of the assorted platforms that Win351 was released in, i presume these are the same for 3.10/3.50 as well. All of these are verified from the source disk collections.

One has also Win-OS/2. Cardfile is included from version 2.1 onwards, and is a different recompile from the same source code to Microsoft's versions.

An OS/2 version of cardfile (being a port of the Win30 version), exists in the WLO. The dos 6 expand command will unpack this file.

Wendy.krieger 08:28, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

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