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Act2000 to Act pro17

Tuned Listener
Posts: 44
Country: United States

Act2000 to Act pro17

I had to get a new computer (Windows XP no longer supported) and a new Act upgrade from Act2000 to Act pro17.


I've always used 5 or 6 databases in act2000.


Are they transferable by setting up a new data base in actpro17, name it the same data base and importing it with an external drive using  file, Import? 

Nickel Super Contributor
Posts: 355
Country: USA

Re: Act2000 to Act pro17

I'm no expert...    but I think you should convert your database (databases) to the new version V17 PRO


Before conversion...   I suggest... create backups of any databases on your computer.  ( And put a copy of these backups to external media - like a USB memory or external disk )


It is HIGHLY recommended that you perform maintenance on your database using the Act! Diagnostics tool for that version prior to conversion.


Make sure that you have the Administrator Username and Password - Run Maintenance and reindex the database (strongly recommended)


Ensure the database you wish to convert is stored locally on the machine which you have installed C17 PRO version. - If the database resides on another computer, you will need to back it up, then copy the backup over to the machine with ACT! V17 PRO - you can use a third-party .zip extraction utility, such as WinZip or WinRAR to  unzip  the backup to a temporary folder on the new computer.


Any ACC - Act! Certified Consultant can help You with this process of your database Conversion.
Good luck.





Juan Carlos Otero
Posts: 4,030
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: Act2000 to Act pro17

Hi Greg,

Here's a knowledgebase article that covers the process.

As Juan mentioned, an ACC can help you with this upgrade.