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Converting an old ACT! 6.0 Database to ACT! 16.0

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Converting an old ACT! 6.0 Database to ACT! 16.0

Hi ACT forum,

 

I have a client that uses ACT6.0 for his business on an older XP machine that is now nearing the end of its life. I have setup a newer windows 8 desktop and installed ACT! 16.0 as a trial so I could demonstrate the newer software and its benefits. The problem that I’m having is importing his older 6.0 database into the newer 16.0 format, I have tried copying/exporting the database but I have had little success importing both formats (.dbf/.zip) into 16.0.

 

Is there something I’m missing? I'm new to ACT! but have rather good software cognition searching on Google only offers limited responses.

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated

 

Regards,

TCS

 

 


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Accepted by topic author tcsnedlands
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: Converting an old ACT! 6.0 Database to ACT! 16.0

You're going at this all wrong. Backup his database using the ACT! backup in ACT! 6. Move the ZIP file to the new computer and extract it and then open the database in ACT! 16 using the DBF option and do the conversion as prompted.

Roy Laudenslager
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Accepted by topic author tcsnedlands
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,651
Country: USA

Re: Converting an old ACT! 6.0 Database to ACT! 16.0

You're going at this all wrong. Backup his database using the ACT! backup in ACT! 6. Move the ZIP file to the new computer and extract it and then open the database in ACT! 16 using the DBF option and do the conversion as prompted.

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
New Member
Posts: 2
Country: Australia

Re: Converting an old ACT! 6.0 Database to ACT! 16.0

Excellent

 

Thank you Roy for your response your help is greatly appreciated.

 

TCS

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Re: Converting an old ACT! 6.0 Database to ACT! 16.0

Hi,

 

you may also want to look at this blog, it explains a bunch of things you should look at before/while upgrading

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