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Can I save a database on one computer and import it to another???

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Can I save a database on one computer and import it to another???

Hi there,

 

I have ACT2010 installed on my laptop, and just installed it on the new PC I just built.  I want to export my database of contacts, etc on my laptop and import them to the new PC.  Is this possible?  Thanks in advance for any help.


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Re: Can I save a database on one computer and import it to another???

Backup on one computer and restore as on the other.

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Re: Can I save a database on one computer and import it to another???

If you want to have ACT! on BOTH the PC and the laptop, you should set up sync
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Re: Can I save a database on one computer and import it to another???

I'm sorry I left out a critical bit of information.  I am pretty much an idiot when it comes to this sort of thing.  If you can tell me how (step by step) to backup my contacts etc on the laptop and then restore them to the PC, that would be great.  I've "searched" for those specific instructions, and unless I just missed them, there doesn't seem to be any published.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Can I save a database on one computer and import it to another???

Here are just some basics

Remember to backup your good ACT!2010 data base from ACT! tool bar( daily and before making major changes).

File

Backup / Database 

 

That will back it up to a zip file, then on your new pc, you can perform a

File

Restore Database

Restore As; Option

  and restore from that zip backup file you just took.

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Not sure exactly where Mike L pointed you to, but he knows and I also feel the Sync option will serve you best.

Cheers - FSB

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Re: Can I save a database on one computer and import it to another???

Thank you Mike. I followed the first article as I have no desire for the two machines to be "synced" and it appears to have worked. Thank you again for pointing me to that article. I appreciate it very much. Happy New Year!!