03-12-2012 09:21 AM
I moved my new version of Act 2012 to my MacBook Pro using Parallels 7, Windows 7 because my Dell laptop died. I have the new version of Act up and running, but it refused to restore my file.
Here is the error message I receive.
You are attempting to restore to a non-local drive: \\psf\Home\ . . . < goes on to say this is not a local drive (which it is).
I guess it's looking for c:\\ or something like that, but I don't get that in Parallels.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
Thanks in advance,
03-12-2012 12:32 PM
I have not used Parallels or a Mac, but ACT! expects to see syntax like this: C:\actdata to specifty a local drive. It apparently assumes that using a UNC format - "\\pfs\actdata" - would be a remote drive.
I would think that Parallels must have some way of creating the file system to look more native to the Windows environment.
03-13-2012 10:22 AM
Thanks so much for your suggestion about mapping drives. I played with that and was able to get ACT to recognize the alias mapped drive. I thought I was out of the woods, but then I received a new error message that the SQL database service was not started. (I know it's loaded). So the Restore did not work. I then decided to try creating a new database from scratch. I got a new error message, Object reference not set to an instance of an object. At this point, I'm quitting. :-(
I have decided to pay Marketcircle to convert my current ACT database to a Daylite database. And, after 19 years of being an ACT user, I am giving up. Too many issues. Too much overhead to run the program.
03-13-2012 01:48 PM
Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.
03-14-2012 07:20 AM
Too bad you had to throw it in.
I'm sure an ACC would have been able to get you up w/o a problem.
Maybe someday, if the Mac's marketshare in the business world continue to climb, we'll have more software tools that run equally well on both the Mac and the PC...
03-14-2012 07:35 AM
Thanks for your kind words.
ACT just has too much overhead. It was really apparent on the Mac.
I understand that Apple Mac doesn't have a large enough installed base for it's own ACT version. I'll probably be happy with DayLite since it has the key aspects I love with ACT.
10-17-2012 05:39 PM
Really? I've spent all this money on ACT 2012, Parallels 8, and a windows operating system so I could use ACT on my Macbook Pro......... and now I can't use any of it because of the error "you are attempting to restore to a non-local drive". Someone please help - this can't be true!!!