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Database lost...I have numberous extensions .PAD;.dbf; .adb; none are good.

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Database lost...I have numberous extensions .PAD;.dbf; .adb; none are good.

I backed up my ACT!2010 database 1/31 and then the TrojanDownloader virus hit...I guess that's what happened.  I can't find that database on my external drive although I DID get rd of the virus.

 

When I search for a database as .adf I find it in C: driv:e /User....Act/Act for Windows 12/ and I see one there dated 1/31 but when I open act to import it can't see that file.  I moved it to a DVD and it timed out.

 

Yes, I didn't back it up before that often.  The last file I can find is November so I've lost all that data...sob.  Better than NO back-up. 

 

I did the run actdiag and it came up with the version 6...heck , I didn't even know I had that. But where's my version 2010?  That solution looked promising.

 

I KNOW it's here somewhere. 

 

Thanks for any suggestions.

 

 

Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 508
Country: USA

Re: Database lost...I have numberous extensions .PAD;.dbf; .adb; none are good.

A backup is a zip file, you open it via a restore.  An ADF file can be opened from ACT! directly, you just have to change the file filter drop-down when browsing for the pad file - change it to ADF, and open that - you don't import an ADF.
Richard Brust
ACT! Certified Consultant
richard@rbrDataSolutions.com