vern wrote:... AFP (Advanced Function Printing) is a format understood ONLY by specific printing software on the mainframe. If you browse an AFP dataset it is gobbledegook. You have no chance of "reading" these files on any other platform.
Well, almost. Text data is EBCDIC and can be seen if you browse it in ISPF. In Windoze, as Vern says, it will be junk.
If you really want to view the data on your workstation, Google AFP viewer. You will get a wide variety of links. I don't know which are good as I lack any AFP data to try them on. At least one link talks about the ability to convert AFP to PDF.