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2009 (11.0) installed on two non-networked Vista PC's- how to share data?

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2009 (11.0) installed on two non-networked Vista PC's- how to share data?

Hopefully there is an easy and inexpensive way to share varoius data (primarily contact records) between two seperate computers not connected to a network. I already tried saving a contact as a file then emailing it to the other computer, but couldn't seem to make that work. I'm thinking maybe a program like gotomypc to view the other computers ACT! data, or maybe a simple USB plug-in wireless network adapter type device, or?? Neither computer user is tech-savvy, or else we would have created a server/ network in the beginning. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: 2009 (11.0) installed on two non-networked Vista PC's- how to share data?

  Also, the most cost effective way would be to to go ahead and network them.   Hosted act for Web would meet this requirement.  They could then access the data from anywhere.
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Re: 2009 (11.0) installed on two non-networked Vista PC's- how to share data?

Thank you for the quick response, and forgive me for being a computer greenhorn, but- what exactly does that mean? Does "online host" mean there is a web-based way of networking these 2 seperate ACT! programs?
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Re: 2009 (11.0) installed on two non-networked Vista PC's- how to share data?

Hello Tsuami,

Welcome to the Act! Online Community!

 

Jon was referring to a paid service that will host your data, which you would then access through an Internet Explorer connection.  You would need to contact one of the providing services to determine the cost associated.

 

Another option is to create a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection between the 2 computers.  With the VPN connection in place you can either use one computer as the host (both computers accessing the same database) or create a 'Remote Database' scenario to allow databases on each computer to synchronize data.

Here are some articles that can help explain how to set these up:

- How to create a Hamachi VPN (free service): KB Article 23333

- How to Share an Act! database over a network/VPN: KB Article 13878

- How to create a Remote Database:  KB Article 14116

 

 

Greg Martin
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