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How do I move ACT 2013 database from old to new laptop?

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Country: USA

Re: How do I move ACT 2013 database from old to new laptop?

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Wow.  This is helpful.

 

I've attached a screenshot and my database is ACT2013.

 

Is the database in the folder just 3 files?  An ADF file, alf file and PAD file

 

I have another folder nearby that has a bunch of subfolders which include Assemblies, Attachments, Backup. 

 

Do I need this additional folder or just the 3 files?

 

Please let me know.  Thanks.

 

 

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Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 534
Country: Germany

Re: How do I move ACT 2013 database from old to new laptop?

You should NOT copy the PAD file, but you MUST include the database files-folder.

The best way would be to open the database in ACT and create a backup "including attachments".

That will give you a ZIP file that can be used to transport a database, which can then be "restored as" on another system.

Andreas Schlesselmann
Melville-Schellmann GbR
Germany
www.melville-schellmann.de