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I'm trying to open an ACT 6 database in ACT 2006, is this possible?

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I'm trying to open an ACT 6 database in ACT 2006, is this possible?

I am trying to restore from the zip file and I continue to get an error.

 

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.


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‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: I'm trying to open an ACT 6 database in ACT 2006, is this possible?

Hi buck 21,

 

Yes you can open an ACT6 database using ACT2006 but it has to be converted first.

 

1). Unzip the ACT6 database into a folder using Winzip or Windows Compressed Files.

2). Run ACT 2006 and choose to open a database. Change the Files of type box from "ACT! Database (*.PAD)" to "ACT! 3-6 Database (*.DBF)"

3). Locate the folder where you unzipped your backup (or your original ACT6 Database location if still available).

4). The ACT Conversion wizard will open up to walk you through the conversion.

 

See the ACT Knowledge Base or you ACT2006 handbook for further instructions on converting ACT 6 Databases.

 

Regards,

 

Paul Denwood

ACT Certified Consultant

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Accepted by topic author buck12
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Posts: 1
Country: United States

Re: I'm trying to open an ACT 6 database in ACT 2006, is this possible?

Hi buck 21,

 

Yes you can open an ACT6 database using ACT2006 but it has to be converted first.

 

1). Unzip the ACT6 database into a folder using Winzip or Windows Compressed Files.

2). Run ACT 2006 and choose to open a database. Change the Files of type box from "ACT! Database (*.PAD)" to "ACT! 3-6 Database (*.DBF)"

3). Locate the folder where you unzipped your backup (or your original ACT6 Database location if still available).

4). The ACT Conversion wizard will open up to walk you through the conversion.

 

See the ACT Knowledge Base or you ACT2006 handbook for further instructions on converting ACT 6 Databases.

 

Regards,

 

Paul Denwood

ACT Certified Consultant