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Act 2009 can't open database

New Member
Posts: 1
Country: USA

Act 2009 can't open database

I was unable to open my act 2009 database.  I read the board and thought I was following the proper instructions.  I deleted my .pad file and tried to open the database with the .adf file.  I have been getting two errors: 1. you don't have permission to open this file-  so I tried opening and running act as the administrator. 2. the second error I get when I do this is "the file is in use"


Please help



Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 87
Country: United Kingdom

Re: Act 2009 can't open database

Can you open the demo database OK?


Have you got backups?  If so, try restoring under a new name and see if that database will open.