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i want to copy a contacts data base to a disk

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Country: United States

i want to copy a contacts data base to a disk

The computer died.

 Bought a new one but I lost the address book (contacts) database. Had to enter it all oover again by hand. It took forever. Don't want this to happen again.  

 

Can I copy the contacts database to a disk??  How can I do this?? If I can do it, will I then  (if necessary) be able to upload it someday, into my act 2000 if needed?

 

I am using Symantec Act 2000.

Dell computer

Windows XP SP3                     Thx for any advice

Nickel Super Contributor
Posts: 584
Country: USA

Re: i want to copy a contacts data base to a disk

You can backup your database on a regular basis and then copy that zip file to a cd or another location. Should you lose your computer again, you would then be able to restore your backup.

 

Take a look at the following kb article for detailed steps.

 

How to Back Up and Restore Your ACT! Database

http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/cgi-bin/sagesoftwareonline.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1084...  

 

 

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Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: i want to copy a contacts data base to a disk

An important thing to note: if you want to try to backup to a CD, you need to do the backup to your local drive, then copy the file to the CD.

 

Another useful option is to automate the backups with something list AutoAdmin - http://www.glcomputing.com.au/main/16/2