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Determine needed ACT version for importing old DB (Possibly Damaged)

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Country: Israel

Determine needed ACT version for importing old DB (Possibly Damaged)

I need to recover an old ACT DB I have, but i'm not sure of which ACT version.

 

I have a folder with 21 different files of following extensions:

.BLB
.HDB
.EDB
.DDF

.DDB
.GDB
.HK4
.LCK
.REL
.REM
.TDB
.TL2

.ADX
.DDX
.EDX
.GDX
.HDX
.MDX
.REX
.SDX
.TDX

 

I read in these forums that The ACT! 6 DB has a set of 26 interconnected files,

But that not all 26 files are required to be able to open the database.

I seem to have the Database Definitions (DDF), Notes/History (HDB), and Binary Large Object (BLB),

However, I do NOT have a .DBF file.

Are the 21/26 files that I have still enough?

Is it possible to import my data (maybe generating the .DBF file somehow)?

And if so, which ACT version do I need for the process?

 

Please Help

 

Regards

Speed

 

 

Silver Contributor
Posts: 1,813
Country: USA

Re: Determine needed ACT version for importing old DB (Possibly Damaged)

The ACT database structure since from ACT 3.0 thru ACT 6.0 had a database structure that included the files you mentioned PLUS a dbf file (which kept contact info, name address citry state zip,).  Mostly likely, the database you have is a PORTION of a database from that era. HOWEVER, without a .dbf file, I'd say you CANNOT retreive a database. 

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Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Determine needed ACT version for importing old DB (Possibly Damaged)

As Jon said, the DBF is essential... it's the main part that everything else is linked to.

If you can find that, then you can get a trial of ACT! 6.0 to try a repair as per:
http://blog.glcomputing.com.au/2010/01/tips-for-converting-act-60-or-earlier.html