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"Save Copy As" does not allow database copy to inherit folder permissions

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"Save Copy As" does not allow database copy to inherit folder permissions

We have a user that wants to save a copy of his database, which is located on a Citrix server, to his home machine. He purchased Act 11 (normal) while we have Act 11 Premium. We're trying to have him save a copy, which he can then copy those files to his machine (since Act doesn't support saving a copy to a network drive) but two of the files created (the .adf and .alf) prevent inheritable permissions when they are created by Act, so he doesn't have the access to copy either as he is not a local administrator of the Citrix server.

 

How can we make this work?

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Re: "Save Copy As" does not allow database copy to inherit folder permissions

You can just backup the database, copy the ZIP file locally and do a restore as.
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Re: "Save Copy As" does not allow database copy to inherit folder permissions

Will just backing up an act 11 premium database allow it to open in act 11 standard?

 

If so, will the  zip file created allow the inheritable folder permissions?

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Re: "Save Copy As" does not allow database copy to inherit folder permissions

Oh sorry, misread the original post.  Follow the KB article below.

 

How To Convert an ACT! Database From the Premium for Workgroups Edition to the Standard Edition

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Re: "Save Copy As" does not allow database copy to inherit folder permissions

Which brings me back to my original problem, that the .adf and .alf files are blocked from inheriting the folder permissions for where they are created, so this user does not have access to actually copy them (as the two files are shown as having "administrators" as the owner, even though the user is saving the copy in a folder he has full control of).

 

We don't want to make him an administrator of our Citrix server, but we don't want to have to do this for him whenever he wants to copy the database.

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Re: "Save Copy As" does not allow database copy to inherit folder permissions

Can the administrator just copy the files to a location where he does have access?
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Re: "Save Copy As" does not allow database copy to inherit folder permissions

Yes, but we don't want to have to do that (or change the permissions on the two files, which also works) whenever this user wants to copy his database.
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Re: "Save Copy As" does not allow database copy to inherit folder permissions

This seems to be an issue with Windows and how it handles moved files.  If you move a file outside of ACT! to that folder it will also not inherit the permissions.  When creating a copy or backup in ACT!, the files are created in a temp location and then moved to the destination folder.