04-22-2016 08:24 AM
Hi. Running ACT 2011 Pro on Windows 10. One user.
Anyone know why ACT might not find one database, yet finds others?
My previous laptop crashed & I bought a new one, installed ACT and uploaded my backed-up databases from a flash drive & ACT finds and opens a couple of them, but cannot find two others. I get the message that ""could not find a database called "database name" on host DESKTOP-A5VUKJ5.""
Thanks ahead of time. Cheers.
04-22-2016 08:32 AM
Try opening the databases in question using the ADF rather than the PAD. The PAD may be pointing to the old computer. Opening with the ADF will build a new PAD.
04-22-2016 09:10 AM
04-22-2016 10:04 AM
Thanks Roy and Mike. Interestingly, I have "File Folders" for the database(s) I want to open, as well as .PAD files, but there are no .ADF files for them.
Do you know if there's another way to access the databases? Thanks so much. Cheers.
04-22-2016 10:12 AM
04-22-2016 10:33 AM
How dod you do the backup from the old computer? If you used the Windows to do the backup or a backup program and you didn't stop the SQL server first then the ADF file wouldn't get backuped up because it was being held open by the SQL server. The SQL server opens all attached databases at boot tome and they aren't closed unthi the SQL server is stopped or the computer is tured off.
04-22-2016 11:46 AM
Roy, I would have inserted a flash drive and clicked on the "backup" within ACT. But to be honest, I don't remember the exact steps I took. Clearly whatever I did was insufficient or incorrect. It's unfortunate.
04-22-2016 11:55 AM
04-23-2016 10:05 AM
Thanks Mike. Probably nothing more I can do. Not sure why the one database saved incorrectly, while others didn't. As these things go, it's the important database that I've lost. Such is life. Best to you.