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Act 6.0 Copying emails to a new machine

Tuned Listener
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Act 6.0 Copying emails to a new machine

I''m running Act 6.0 & am having trouble getting all my emails to a new machine.

 

I use outlook express.

 

XP

 

& I cant find the file to bring over to get all the emails to show up in the folders I've created.

 

Thanks!

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Tampa Bay

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Re: Act 6.0 Copying emails to a new machine

I can't offer much hope. The email attachments in ACT! 6 were just links to the folder where the actual email was stored. As I recall the backup did pickup the emails the problem came with the restore. In most cases the restore on a different machine typically resulted in the emails ending up in a location different from the source machine and the link in the database was no longer valid. If the emails are really important your best bet is to get the trial of ACT! 2010 and install that on the old machine and convert the database. That should preserve your emails. Then get the latest version of ACT! for the new machine and transfer a backup of the converted database from the old machine to the new machine.
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Tuned Listener
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Country: USA

Re: Act 6.0 Copying emails to a new machine

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Thank you for your reply~

 

It will run on XP? & still Utilize Outlook express?

 

Where does one get a trail?

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Tampa Bay

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Re: Act 6.0 Copying emails to a new machine

You could just replicate (Create) the folders from the old PC on the new PC then restore should put everything in the correct place.

Tuned Listener
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Country: USA

Re: Act 6.0 Copying emails to a new machine

All the folders show up just the emails dont show_

 

You can see they're there through explorer but not through the ACt email client~

 

But a restore may help the language or link needed?

 

Thank you

Acting Since 2.0
Tampa Bay

Clinging to the last Version of 6
Tuned Listener
Posts: 11
Country: USA

Re: Act 6.0 Copying emails to a new machine

The Gliche may have been one Act didn't have the latest version 6.03 Seems to have maybe solved the problem.

 

Gonna try a full back up & restore & see what happens again..............

 

 

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Tampa Bay

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Tuned Listener
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Re: Act 6.0 Copying emails to a new machine

So far so good.... But  where are the Act Signatures kept so I can move them too?

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Tampa Bay

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