There are all kinds of amazing tools available for organizing your information electronically, including online apps, mobile apps, and software that you can install on your desktop or laptop computer. But that hasn’t always been the case!
Early versions of Windows included a simple personal information manager called Cardfile, which functioned as an electronic Rolodex. Just like a traditional Rolodex, most people used it to organize their business contacts, but some used it for other types of information they needed to have at their fingertips. Although Cardfile was discontinued when Windows 95 came out, avid users were able to transfer the program and their data to new computers easily.
Unfortunately, Cardfile is not compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7. Although some might see this as an opportunity to try something shiny and new, not everyone wants to do that. After using Cardfile extensively for over 15 years, a couple of my clients weren’t too keen on investing time learning how to use a new program or entering all their data into it. They were therefore delighted when I discovered AZZ Cardfile, a simple program that does everything Windows Cardfile did, as well as allowing you to insert images, use different font styles, sizes, and colors, and much more.
Here’s how to convert and transfer your data from your Windows XP or earlier system to your new one:
- Download AZZ Cardfile installation file to a USB key.
- Install AZZ Cardfile on your old computer.
- Open AZZ Cardfile and import the .crd file(s).
- Copy the AZZ Cardfile files to the USB key.
- Install AZZ Cardfile on your new computer.
- Copy the AZZ Cardfile files to the new computer.
You know what they say,
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
Photo: Seth Sawyers