11-23-2020 06:54 AM - edited 11-23-2020 06:55 AM
I am looking for a way to copy my files on this version of ACT to an external source such as a Flash Drive, external hard drive or even a cloud as I have to send my computer away for a check up and they may wipe my hard drive in the process. I just want piece of mind that I have everything backed up as I don't want to lose anything.
I am hoping that after the computer check is done I am going to be able to upgrade to a more recent version of ACT. Can anyone help?
11-23-2020 11:36 AM
You are doing the right thing before sending off your computer off for repair.
The easiest way is to use ACT's build-in backup procedure. It is under File >> Backup >> Database. Make sure you also backup the personal files as well. BTW, I would actually make a 2nd backup copy stored in a different location just in case. As my grandmother used to say, measure twice cut once.
Personally, I would remove all ACT databases from your computer while it is being repaired. Feel free to leave the program in tact without the data.
When the computer is returned, you should be able to restore the database, but if you have problems, you may have to restore it as a new name db. No data will be lost.
The above is based on the assumption to you are a single user and not working off of a server.
Regarding upgrading to a more recent version of ACT, a number of questions need to be answered:
Good luck, and let us know how it turns out.
11-27-2020 07:38 AM - edited 11-27-2020 07:43 AM
If they wipe your hard drive you will not be able to reinstall ACT V2010 as there is no way to register the software. ACT is only able to register or re-register ACT V18 and newer.
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