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Can't open ACT DB on Refreshed PC

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Can't open ACT DB on Refreshed PC

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The EOY gives me time to rework the ACT db and get rid of a lot of wasted files.

 

The first step after creating backups was to wipe and reinstall Windows 10.  Since the computer has a small 128GB SSD, I tried to restore the db on an external Flash drive.  It worked upon installation, but after rebooting, it no longer could open.

 

I'm assuming that installation is not allowed, but wanted to try it.  So my first question is to confirm that this is not possible with ACT.

 

BTW, I can delete the files on the external flash drive, but I would prefer to delete it from ACT.  Since it is not able to load, I suspect I can only delete the files.  Just double checking.

 

Many thanks to the guru guys on the community board.

 

Happy New Year.

 

p.s. - I installed the backup on the standard C: drive defaults, and all is working.  

John Purdy
ACT! Premium V. 18
Lenovo X220, 16GB, & Office 365, 32bit, 256GB SSD

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‎12-29-2017 07:51 AM
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Re: Can't open ACT DB on Refreshed PC

The ACT! database must be on a resident, non-removable drive.
Roy Laudenslager
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Accepted by topic author jnpurdy
‎12-29-2017 07:51 AM
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Re: Can't open ACT DB on Refreshed PC

The ACT! database must be on a resident, non-removable drive.
Roy Laudenslager
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Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
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Re: Can't open ACT DB on Refreshed PC

Yeah, as Roy has said - the drive needs to be local to the machine. Doesn't have to be the C: but it does have to be an installed windows drive.