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Act 2K to Act 2011 problems

New Member
Posts: 2
Country: USA

Act 2K to Act 2011 problems

I've been using Act 2K, basically, since it was released.  I had it installed on an XP, SP3 machine who's OS lunched on me.  I reinstalled XP and updated it.  And installed a copy of Act 2011 that I had been using on an laptop I decommissioned.  But I can't import or convert the Act 2K DB, which I had backed up on an external drive.

 

I can't export the older DB to CSV without reinstalling Act 2K, which I suspect will not be happy on the machine which now has the newer Act version installed.

 

How can I achieve this conversion?

 

 

Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 514
Country: USA

Re: Act 2K to Act 2011 problems

ACT! 2000 can be installed at the same time as ACT! 2011.  So, you can then run compress/reindex and scan and repair on your old db before you convert it to ACT! 2011.

Mark Hammer
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Copper Contributor
Posts: 61
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: Act 2K to Act 2011 problems

Hi,

 

Check the integrity of the data first and then do the conversion:

http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/26761

 

Common rule is that if you have problems with conversion from 2000, install a demo of 2003 (v6) and use this as an intrim. Meaning you go '2000 -> 2003 -> 2011'.

 

Kind regards,

 

SS

New Member
Posts: 2
Country: USA

Re: Act 2K to Act 2011 problems

I got it to work, thanks.

 

Problem was tryinjg to use the "restore" funtion with the Zip file, like the old way.

 

Conversion worked once I tried it with the dbf file.