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Have installed and reinstalled my registered copy of SK 95 many times over the years.  New Problem:  To Do and Calls do not forward when incomplete.  I tried the SK Forum (JT) and learned this is a problem with SK sometimes.   One thread on his site that I read suggested editing the "Last Update" date in the XXINIT.SKW File.   Tried this to no avail.   

Hate to give up 7 years of archive (read useless but "needed") information files.   All other functions of the program are working perfectly.

Any suggestions?   Reading other files herein, it doesn't appear there are better programs than SK out there.

My System:  Win XP Home, PC has plenty of ram and memory.  Any help here appreciated.  Will watch this site for suggestions.  Thank You!
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RE: SK95

Dear Rich224422,
The answer to your problem is to install Sidekick98 + the SK98 patch and you can read all those SK95 files perfectly and todos carry forward (if you install the patch properly).
See the following threads and read them all before you install anything.
It should be back again in a week but if you are desperate you can contact the person who set it up direct, his address is in the first FAQ
Click on the Faq Links below:

1. FAQ807-3761 Where to get SK98/SK95/SK99Prog+98Patch+
2. FAQ807-2658 What's best for WinXP
3. FAQ807-2246 This installation had detected that a previous etc etc

Good Luck
and post back if you have any problems

Regards Jim
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RE: SK95

For James32:  Many thanks for your info. of 9 April.  With the SK site down I am unable to follow your advice for the moment.   I posted a Thank You to you when I first read the reply.

That night, I first went to the SK site (JTs), and began a download of SK99.  However, after reading your reply, and the threads you quoted, it appears that SK98 with patch is the better choice.  So, at least for the moment, I aborted the download of SK 99.  Am I reading you correctly re SK98 vs. SK 99?

If so, I will need to wait for a site where I can download SK 98 and the patch needed.   I don't know if I mentioned it or not, but I have the license for that SK95, so I don't feel like too big of a criminal.

I read your instruction to reply back if needed.   However, as a real newbie to this site, I'm not sure how I reply directly to you.  Is this the proper method ... posting back?   I hope this posting is the correct method.

Thanks:  Rich 224422

RE: SK95

Hi Rich224422,

I had the same problem some time ago and found this site, where I could download Sidekick 98:
It is in the middle of the side, direct link to download is here:
I downloaded the patch from the following side, as I already wrote in another thread:

What I do need is a Guide for the program to find out about all, what it can. Do you have a pdf you could send me? I couldn't find something about 98 or 95, but as I can see they are similar, so I suppose a 95 would do it. If you like to send it to me, my email is:
lb AT svgm.de

I hope, I could help you. We got to push sidekick a little bit by using this forum here. It's pretty good I think!

Bye, Lars

RE: SK95

Thanks Lars(Larsberger)

I just posted a thank you to you.  I can help with information but not the easy way.  I have the Book that came with my SK 95.  However, I don't find it reproduced on the CD.   My SK 95 came as part of a cd package with Corel WP 7 Suite.  

I believe one of our best resources is the "J.T." whom you see mentioned in several of these postings.   His site has been down for one or two weeks but is starting to be reassembled.  You probably can check with his links for a manual in digital format.  Try looking at this site:


And now, I am off to your links to see if I can download that SK 98 program with patches.   You didn't say if you loaded this into XP (home) but that's where it is going at my house.  Wish me luck!


RE: SK95

Hi Rich224422 (and all other using XP Home),

works fine at mine with XP Home. Forwarding of TO DOs isn't a problem either.

Read of you around,


RE: SK95

Dear Larsberger et al,
There is an option and that is to check out the
it is not the best link but it is a link...
I think that if it is overused it might end up exceeding the bandwidth allowed...
But oh what the heck!!
Good luck all and revert to the
site again when it has been re-assembled

Regards Jim
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RE: SK95

Wow!   Many thanks to James33 and Larsburger.   That last trail from Larsburger led to the download for SK 98 basic program and then to the J.T. Site for the Patch.   If the reader has not visited that site (http://siderealb0x.250free.com/) it is a veritible gold mine for SK Addicts.  I'm not sure what the patch does.  However, I am sure that the installation went extremely well... and without a single problem.  If you decide to make the switch, be sure and follow directions exactly for installation of the patch.

I now have a sparkling SK 98 (With patch).  It is so much like SK 95 that user transition is easy.  To any other SK users  who are still struggling with SK 95, etc., I strongly recommend making this switch.   The last concern I had was that old files would not import (or open) in the new program.  Well...not a problem.  I am now on Day 2 with all To Do incomplete items now being forwarded.  Writing this thank you was one of those items.

I am so happy I could just #*@##!  Thank you All!   I have posted new Thanks to you.


RE: SK95

Dear All,
This is to confirm that the following site is nearly back to it's former glory:


As Rich224422 says:
"a veritable gold mine "
(But not, I hastily point out GoldMine ho ho ho)!
I have checked that the Sidekick98 Program and patch links work, but I have not downloaded anything, so if you have problems either let me know or JTOT.

Regards Jim
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RE: SK95

Dear Larsberger,
Do you mind if I put the link you mentioned here to the Sidekick98 download:
on the following Faq page:

Regards Jim
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