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Converting Act 8 files to Act 12 files from a cd

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Converting Act 8 files to Act 12 files from a cd

I have files on a CD that are from ACT! 8 that I'm trying to open in ACT 12.  Can that be done?

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Re: Converting Act 8 files to Act 12 files from a cd

Yes, it can be done. 

 

You will first need to copy the database files to a folder on the local hard drive (not to the desktop).  You will need the ADF, ALF, and 'Databasename-database files' folder, do not copy the PAD file. 

Once copied, open the Act! program > select Open Database > change the 'Files of Type' option to ADF and browse to the folder containing the files.  Select the ADF and you will get prompts for the conversion of the database.

Greg Martin
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