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Having been trained by Dale and Earl, I went on to teaching Navigating Info myself, so I
think I qualify to answer this question.
Since a "workspace" is just a directory with an "info" directory, it's likely the inability of
Workstation 10 to read your directory is due to an Info version compatibility issue --
Can you do a recursive directory listing from the parent directory, just so we can know
what client(s) can read the data? You might just need a CONVERTWORKSPACE to
upgrade to the 4-digit files with 8.3 naming of Info 9 (which shipped with Arc 7.01,
as I recall).
Since INFO files were just flat binary files, in the absolute worst case, you could probably
write some Python code (or 'C' or Java) to parse the NIT file(s) and extract the information,
but I doubt that would be necessary.
Since INFO files were just flat binary files,
I think it's sweet the way folks at Esri speak of Workstation in the past tense. :cool:
But always respectfully, in hushed tones (as appropriate for the recently departed).