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Accessing .gwi archive files

I'm not a GroupWise user but need to access .gwi archived email files I was sent on a CD.
Is the only way to open them to buy the GroupWise product? I only need to access them one time and may never deal with .gwi files again.
Another question: Was that the only way the IT person who sent the files could send the archived email files? If someone has GroupWise and wants to send some of their archive emails can't they convert them to another format like .doc, or .txt, or .pdf so anyone can open them? Also, what if a GroupWise user had an archive their GroupWise emails, say 100 of them, couldn't they batch-convert those files? I can batch convert my old Outlook emails using Adobe Acrobat Pro. I can convert 100 or so emails in a matter of a couple of minutes.
Please email your response if you care to share your thoughts. I was referred to this site by Novell and have no experience using this forum.

Thanks,

lpacker@xmission.com
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On 5/12/2011 3:36 PM, lpacker6 wrote:
>
> I'm not a GroupWise user but need to access .gwi archived email files I
> was sent on a CD.
> Is the only way to open them to buy the GroupWise product? I only need
> to access them one time and may never deal with .gwi files again.
> Another question: Was that the only way the IT person who sent the
> files could send the archived email files? If someone has GroupWise and
> wants to send some of their archive emails can't they convert them to
> another format like .doc, or .txt, or .pdf so anyone can open them?
> Also, what if a GroupWise user had an archive their GroupWise emails,
> say 100 of them, couldn't they batch-convert those files? I can batch
> convert my old Outlook emails using Adobe Acrobat Pro. I can convert
> 100 or so emails in a matter of a couple of minutes.
> Please email your response if you care to share your thoughts. I was
> referred to this site by Novell and have no experience using this
> forum.
>
> Thanks,
>
> lpacker@xmission.com
>


0. Sorry we have a policy of no personal e-mail responses.

1. Bad news for you. If this was pre-GW 8 or so, they aren't even
archives. They are only "shortcut links" to the email system. So without
the original email system (and without the emails being deleted from
them), they are garbage and have zero value.

2. In GW 8 there was an alternative drag and drop of GWI files that
created normal mime files. If you open them in a text editor you'll
know. If they look like complete garbage see #1. If they look like an
email with some weird encoded stuff, they are mime.

3. There is no batch converter built into GW, although there are various
ways to share archives or publish them via 3rd party tools.
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