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Sidekick 98 calender save problem

Sidekick 98 calender save problem

Sidekick 98 calender save problem

I am running SK 98 on WinXP+SP-3 (+IE7)

Recently I had a major disaster (MoBo failure) and had to by a new PC. It has WinXP installed (this PC will/can not run Win98).   I had been running on Win98 until then.

On this new PC, SK98 runs fine but but my problem is I can no longer edit my old calender file, (the one from the Win98 PC).

In this file I have 18 years of family data. That is to say I can open and read/browse/print form file, but if I do any changes and select "save" or "save all" I get a "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime library" saying:
Program C:\Sidekick\..... sidekick.exe abnormal termination
The box offers an "OK" button (sometimes I'm also offered a "retry" button), whichever button is clicked = "poof" box closes & nothing happens and the changes are not saved of course.  
On next start of SK98 the "normal" calender file opens (different one), I stated a new file on the new PC due to this problem.

This file I used as a family "diary" for all these years and I would hate to loose all this data.
Printing a hard copy of this would not be the solution I am looking for.

I would very much appreciate any help I can get

RE: Sidekick 98 calender save problem

Dear Siggi42,

It sounds very much like the calendar files have become read only so check out this forum for a post containing that which tells you how to overcome this.
This usually happens when you transfer data from one computer to another using CD/DVD's.


Regards Jim
Check the FAQ area of this Forum for answers (If there are any FAQs!) , it could save you a lot of time and effort! Good Luck!

RE: Sidekick 98 calender save problem

No, that is not the cause, I know of this, and it was the first thing I did check.
I have tried every idea on offer on this forum (I have read through almost every thread here), and I still can not figure out what is the cause of this.

RE: Sidekick 98 calender save problem

Dear Siggi42,

Have you tried to File|Save As the Calendar under a different name?


RE: Sidekick 98 calender save problem

Thanx for the reply, but as U see:
Yes, I have tried the file/save with different name trick, this is NoGo.
I also tried renaming all the files (9 total) in this calender set, and do a test entry & re-save (with same name), this is NoGo
I also tried "file/save as"  and different name, this also does not work.
I always get the C++ library msg. and SK98 terminates.

What do u suggest next ??
rgds siggi

RE: Sidekick 98 calender save problem

Dear Siggi42 ,

I have no idea!

Send me the file and I will try to check it out.
The email address is on my website


RE: Sidekick 98 calender save problem

Hi James 33
I have e-mailed the calender, attached as zip file to the address shown on your "download page".
I also attched the Y2K dll files for u to look at

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