Hello, I'm compressing my message on this yesterday to make it easier to read and answer. I have just the *.FRM files back an older version of a mySQL database. Were these ever enough (in any version of the mySQL database engine) to recover data from, or have they always stored just the structure and no data? - John This message may contain information which is private, privileged or confidential and is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity named in the message. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender thereof and destroy / delete the message. Neither the sender nor Sappi Limited (including its subsidiaries and associated companies) shall incur any liability resulting directly or indirectly from accessing any of the attached files which may contain a virus or the like.