06-14-2011 11:44 AM
Over 100 of my clients were deleted on accident. I have been backing up the entire ACT folder including 3 different databases to an external drive via a file copy program. I am now trying to open the backed up version of the database where the files where copied so I can either import or copy or hand write all my clients back into my database but I am having no luck. Any ideas.
06-15-2011 05:29 AM
The database files needed are those with the extensions .ADF and .ALF - and the the database file folder that has all your attachments, templates, etc. Many times with a straight file copy the .ADF and .ALF files cannot be copied because SQL has it locked. Have you ever done a backup within ACT! or using ACT! Scheduler so it creates a zip file you can do a restore as?
THe .PAD file is just a pointer file that is created when you open the .ADF file.
Hopes this makes sense.
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