02-10-2013 06:32 AM
The easiest way to move your ACT database is to creaste a backup using the ACT Backup program.
On the new computer install ACT2011 and then select the "Restore As" function. After the database unpacks you may get a message that says that ACT needs to upgrade the database.
Hope this is helpful.
02-10-2013 06:57 AM
02-10-2013 11:50 AM
Thank you very much for the answer. I went through all the steps and downloaded the back up file from the recently installed Act 2006 on my old computer onto the desk top of my new computer but I can't get the new Act 2011 to open it.
I also have a new problem, while doing all this I tried to open the act on my old computer after the back up. But tried to open it under a different user name. Doing that stopped the start screen from remembering my password. I had the "remember my password" box clicked for many years so I now have no memory of my password.
Is my database now lost forever?
02-10-2013 12:17 PM
Thanks Mike. I didn't give consideration to the age of the database.
02-10-2013 05:27 PM
02-11-2013 09:04 AM
Thank you both very much for your help!
I finally got the database on my new computer.
One minor problem that you may want to mention to future questioners. When I installed Act 6.0 to my old computer to clean up my database before transfer, I over wrote my old Act 2000. Not a big deal but if someone wanted to keep their old version of Act then 6.0 should be installed next to and not over the old version.
Thanks again and hope you both have a great 2013.
02-11-2013 11:17 AM