10-09-2009 07:22 AM
I hope somebody can help. Act 10 on Vista.
Act opens to cannot find database last opened. I go to file....my dbase pad file is shown click on that and it says database has been deleted or moved or network problems.
Went to msc.config... Act7 SQL working fine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
10-09-2009 07:48 AM
When you browse to the location where the pad file is using the 'Open Database' dialog, change the file type to 'adf'... Do you see your ADF file there? If so, rename to pad file to something like <MyDatabase.pad.old> and then attempt to open the database directly from the ADF.
Also, try turning off your firewall temporarily to see if that is getting in the way...
10-10-2009 05:53 AM
Do you know where the database is?
Find it and copy the PAD file from the database to the folder that opened when you go file | open
10-10-2009 09:16 AM
You know that would do it, but it is nowhere in my computer it seemingly vanished
Did a complete search including hidden files nowhere to be found. I'm completely
dumbfounded. The only thing I did in the day or so between the time it was there and it wasn't
was run Registry Mechanic, but I restored that.
10-10-2009 12:14 PM
What did you search for?
ADF is the best
The usual default locations on Vista could be:
C:\Users\Public\Documents\ACT\ACT for Windows 12\Databases
C:\Users\[User]\Documents\ACT\ACT for Windows 12\Databases
* Replace the "12" with the version of ACT!
You could open the PAD file in Notepad and see the location it was looking for there
Try: Start | run | ACTDIAG
On the left, click Databases, then Database List
Is you database listed? If so, slide the hoizontal scroll bar to see the column: Database File Location
As a last thought... any chance you might have changed the machine name?
The SQL database is referenced with the machine name.
If so, you should follow this ACT! Knowledge Base article -
10-13-2009 05:48 AM
I found my missing database, it was in the recycle bin (egg on my face) no idea how it got there.
You know, this is a great board, thanks for all your help, Thanks Mike for the in depth reply,