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Importing Files Saved with Roxio

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Country: USA

Importing Files Saved with Roxio

I have ACT 9.0 (2007) and am trying to import some databases from ACT 5.0 that were saved using Roxio. They are burned onto a disc. ACT 9.0 doesn't seem to recognize them. Is there a way they can be imported? 
Copper Contributor
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Country: USA

Re: Importing Files Saved with Roxio

Hi
 
Inaport for ACT can read ACT 5 & 6 databases, but you do need to have ACT 5 or 6 installed. If you do not need the notes, Inaport *might* be able to read some of the data as dBase files, without needing ACT installed.
 
Your best bet is probably to restore ACT 5, then use the ACT 9 import capabilites to get the data in. Inaport will gve you more flexibility if you need to be more selective about the data, or transform it in some way.
 
Regards
 
David Evans
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Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Importing Files Saved with Roxio

How did you save them?
Did you save all the ACT! 5 database files?
Copy them to a folder on the hard drive, make sure they are not read-only (CD's normally mark files as read only)
Then open.
 
This ACT! Knowledge Base article describes the method to convert - http://tinyurl.com/3zybm9
 
I usually recommend getting the ACT! 6.0 trial and doing the reindex in that as it's better than 5.0. You can get the trial here - http://tinyurl.com/3nqxcw