My first suggestion would be to copy the .SQZ file to your hard drive and make sure that it isn't "read only".If you can't copy the file to your hard drive, then there is a probably a problem with the disk that has the .SQZ file on it.If you can copy it but still can't restore the .SQZ file from the hard disk, then something else is going on. Actually, with that old of version, I do recall that there was a problem with the Open File menu and that you had to select a file type other than the one you wanted. I'm not sure that you can download the patch from 1.0 to 2.8, either; I think you have to have at least 2.0. But you might want to check and update as far as you can go. http://www.uftree.com/UFT/Nav/ufttech.htmlhttp://www.uftree.com/UFT/Nav/ufttech.html Otherwise, my suggestion would be for you to get TMG (The Master Genealogist). I'm pretty sure you could open your sqz files from there. Do any of you TMG users know???