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Database could not be accessed error message

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Re: Database could not be accessed error message

It's possible that the SQL server didn't start, that would be the typical error message. However, ACT! 11 isn't compatible with Windows 10 if that's the operating system on the new computer.

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Re: Database could not be accessed error message

So you have installed ACT on a new computer and unable to open an existing database.

 

Where is the database - Local on your machine or on a server?

 

If the database is on your machine where did it come from? If copied from another machine change the .pad file to .tmp file and try opening via the .adf file.

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Re: Database could not be accessed error message

Hi thanks for your answer,

 

To be honest I am not sure if it is in a server or in the machine but I did copy the files from the old computer. I tried by changing the extension from .pad to .tmp but I wasn't able to open the database.

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Re: Database could not be accessed error message

Thanks for your answer, the OS is Windows 7 enterprise. And I already tried stopping the SQL act7 and start it again but nothing

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Re: Database could not be accessed error message

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Re: Database could not be accessed error message

Could be a bad PAD file. Try opening the database with the ADF file which will write a new PAD file.

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Database could not be accessed error message

open once you have changed the .pad to .tmp In ACT select File, Open Share Database, Browse for Database (Or the database is not listed even if it is.)

 

Now when browsing Change the selection from PAD file to ADF file. Now select the database and open. This will create a new pad file with the correct information. 

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Re: Database could not be accessed error message

Hey good new I finally found the cause of the problem. My manager just told me that the database was on a server :? so now it works perfectly. Thank you so much for your help