Community
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Reply

Converting Act! 6 .dbf to Act! 2005 files

New Member
Posts: 3
Country: USA

Converting Act! 6 .dbf to Act! 2005 files

I'm using Act! 2005 and trying to install older version (Act! 6) dbf files that I used years ago. I get 2 error messages when I try to "open" the databases via the .dbf file selector.
1. Object reference not set to an instance of an object!
then I click "Next" and I get:
2. Could not access the specified database.
I'm using Win 7, 64 bit.  I no longer have the disc for Act! 6 (lost?).
 I have no idea what, if any, password is associated with these databases since I don't remember setting any passwords. The computers were always used at home office.
I'd like to use ACT! since I've been using it for many years but I'd hate to lose the data.

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,651
Country: USA

Re: Converting Act! 6 .dbf to Act! 2005 files

Do you have all 26 files that make up the ACT! 6 database or just the DBF file? ACT! 2005 likely won't work on Windows 7.  Can you open the ACT! demo database?

 

I suggest you contact and ACC.

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
New Member
Posts: 3
Country: USA

Re: Converting Act! 6 .dbf to Act! 2005 files

Roy,

Yes, I have all 26 files for the database and yes, I can open the demo and have created new databases.

Regards,

Zoltan

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Converting Act! 6 .dbf to Act! 2005 files

New Member
Posts: 3
Country: USA

Re: Converting Act! 6 .dbf to Act! 2005 files

OK, thanks. Suggestions? Upgrade?

Regards,

 

Zoltan

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Converting Act! 6 .dbf to Act! 2005 files

Upgrading would be the right option if you don't want to go back to Windows XP