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How to delete the ADF & ALF file in the database folder ???

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Copper Elite Contributor
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How to delete the ADF & ALF file in the database folder ???

Hello,

 

   I am cleaning out an older computer and need to delete the ADF & ALF files in the database folder of an old database. HHHEELLPPP !!!!


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‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: How to delete the ADF & ALF file in the database folder ???


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Copper Elite Contributor
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Re: How to delete the ADF & ALF file in the database folder ???

I guess that I should have said that when I manually try to do this,..it tells me that another program is using it and does not allow the deletion.
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Accepted by topic author briannydish
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: How to delete the ADF & ALF file in the database folder ???

Copper Elite Contributor
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Re: How to delete the ADF & ALF file in the database folder ???

Thanks again,....and again,.....ect.....
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Re: How to delete the ADF & ALF file in the database folder ???

I have installed ACT 2010 from my Computer.

 

Still i am not able to delete the folder containing .ADF / .ALF Files.

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Re: How to delete the ADF & ALF file in the database folder ???

Hello chokka,

Welcome to the ACT! Online Community. Uninstalling ACT! alone will not release the database, as it will still be attached to SQL. At this point you will need to stop the SQL service in order to delete the database files:

- From your Windows Start menu, click Run and type in services.msc. For Windows Vista and Windows 7, type this command in the Search box on the Start menu.

- When the list of services appears, scroll down the SQL Server (ACT7). Right-click on this service and select "Stop"

- You should now be able to delete the database files

 

Going forward, the best way to delete an ACT! database is from within ACT!. So before uninstalling, log into the database you wish to delete, then go to Tools>Database Maintenance>Delete Database.

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.

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Re: How to delete the ADF & ALF file in the database folder ???

Thanks, it works.