"I don't have the machine or the software any more."
That's a problem. If you can find someone with a working copy of the software, they can take the file and export the data as text which you can then import into filemaker 9 or 10. If someone has a copy of filemaker 3 through 6, such an install can conver the copy and then Filemaker 9 or 10 could convert that copy. Whether the result of multiple conversions would be worth the effort? It's hard to tell.
For more here's a link:
I have a disc here with filemaker 5 on it
I do not know how this affects copyright if I was to send you a copy of this, because it is old and not used - does this mean its OK to do this
Can some one let me know Filemakers position on this
Thanks for your responses.
I actually have version 6 which would work if I can remember the password.