04-19-2014 12:46 PM - edited 04-19-2014 02:45 PM
I converted my XP system to Windows 7. When I reinstalled Act 2000 and tried to import .dbf my database and or info can't be found. I backed up my info on an external drive and can't find the info. It seems that any datbaase i find does not have contacts. Can someone please help direct me.
Act 2000 installed on my Windows 7 O System but I've found database that will not open which will installed by the Act 2000 disk years ago. Do I need the XP Mode & Virtual Machine installed on my system to get the old contacts and data to appear in my new Win 7 OS ?
05-01-2014 12:02 AM
i would consider a upgrade to Act16, that will probably fix your issue.
ACT2000 was released 1999, and windows 7 was released 2009, so it is 10 years newer. so in if you consider to connect act to a actual version of office, and all the other features it realy makes sense to upgrade.
05-20-2014 12:26 PM
In a similar vein, I am still a 2000 user. Yes, I would conisder upgrading to Act 6, but let's deal with the issue I have right now.
I recently had my old XP based machine blow up. Thankfully, I back up to an external drive regularly, so my date loss was minimal.
I cobbled together anothe XP based machine, and was able to bring my backed up Act information over to the new machine. Still in backup mode.
I installed the software for ACT 2000 proir to going through the recover mode for the backup. In this test phase, ACT opened fine, opened to a "blank slate" db, ready as if I were to start a new contact list.
After running the recovery mode for my old information, Act no longer opens. Well, it sort of opens. It gives me an opening screen but immediately cancels out, and Act does NOT open.
I have tried a few things like moving the old full ACT folkder from my partitioned backup/recover area to the current Act folder.... but still nothing. Tried reinstalling the application... same issues.
Any suggestions for where I go from here?
05-20-2014 01:11 PM
You have a damaged database, from your description, most likely a corrupted activity. To recover your data you would need to send the database repair service. A few of the ACCs (including Techbenders) offer repair for an ACT! 5 or 6 database.