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New PC - trouble opening up Act 2010 database in Act 2011 Pro

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New PC - trouble opening up Act 2010 database in Act 2011 Pro

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Re: New PC - trouble opening up Act 2010 database in Act 2011 Pro

What happenes when you try? 

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Re: New PC - trouble opening up Act 2010 database in Act 2011 Pro

New PC I7 Processor, 256 gb ssd, 8GB ram, Win 7 Ultimate, Microsoft 2010, Act pro 2011

 

transferred files from older PC to new one using Carbonite.  Everything else is fine.  I did not install Act 2010, but did install Act 2011 Pro.  the demo database opens fine.  When I try to open to the file of my main database, I get a cannot connect to database server error or the import process stops because the LDF & MDF files do not match.  I tried turning off the firewall but that didn't help.  I run Actdiag and it only "sees" the Act demo database.  

 

I have not tried changing the location of the main database but it is on the C drive.  

 

By the way, I tried to type this info twice using the new IE9 beta but for some reason the above detail would not appear.   Now I'm using Chrome for this attempt

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Re: New PC - trouble opening up Act 2010 database in Act 2011 Pro

on your old pc / old database, using ACT!, do a file, backup, database( backs up db  to a zip file)

 

then on your new pc, using ACT!, = file, restore database, Restore As  option..

 Then 1st time you attempt to open your new db, you will get msg that db needs to be  updated to act2011...

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Re: New PC - trouble opening up Act 2010 database in Act 2011 Pro

Thanks for the reminder.  This is what I always done when doing the same process but your note reminded me that I renamed the zip file with a name to make sure I would never mistakenly delete....not necessarily quickly remember though!

 

By the way, for anyone looking for how to maximize Act Pro 2011...GET A FAST SSD DRIVE!!!  This app functions faster than Act6 ever did.

 

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