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Need to update old act database

Astute Commentator
Posts: 13
Country: USA

Need to update old act database

So I have a really old act database (honestly i forgot which version it is but its old).  I want to update the database to work with my actpro.  I know I have to convert the database and if i remember correctly I need to download an older trial version of act (i think it was 6.0) but i can't seem to find the demo this still the way to do it and where can i find the demo version? TIA

Bronze Super Contributor
Posts: 1,662
Country: USA

Re: Need to update old act database

Is it your intention to move to the current version of ACT?  


Everything has gone subscription for either SaaS or on premise.


If you are considering updating to the current version I would recommend the "Standard" without knowing more about your environment.


  • Cloud based and backed up
  • Tech support included
  • ACT will load your data


  • Once active you will not have the ability to edit layout or fields without an additional charge
  • With no Internet connection you will not have access to your data

I'm just catching up with the changes in licensing, so I'm asking the community to correct any of my comments above.


John Purdy
ACT! Premium V. Update 4
HP ENVY 17m, 16GB, & Office 365, 32bit, 500GB SSD.
ACT CRM Advisor
Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 117
Country: United States

Re: Need to update old act database

I am not sure what you mean by "Act Pro." You will need to  have a copy of at least v18 to register your software.


And yes, if your database is really old you will have to follow these steps:


If this seems a bit daunting feel free to reach out to us; we convert old databases all the time and can get you a written quote.

Karen Fredricks
Tech Benders