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Can't delete outdated database files

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Country: United States

Can't delete outdated database files

I have a backup of my database files in a folder that I would like to delete (it's just a copy).  When I try, I get a message that tells me another program is using the file and I need to close it before I can retry.  No other program is open.  How do I get around this?  Thanks.


Lynn O.


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Country: USA

Re: Can't delete outdated database files

The SQL server has the files open. Delete the database from within the ACT! program or stop the SQL server first.
Roy Laudenslager
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