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New to act and it just wont work :(

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New to act and it just wont work :(

well i bought act for real estate over the weekend. and ive been trying unsuccessfully to get it to work.

 

im using it on my macbook thats running windows xp through parallels

 

 

act installs perfectly then when i try to create a database it gives me a error msg, when i try to open the demo database i also get a error msg.

 

after i click on the msgs it shuts down act....

 

dont know what to do...

 

please help Smiley Happy

 

 

here are the msgs to make it easier to pinpoint

 

 

 

 

 

 

thx a lot in advance 


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Accepted by topic author pierremontreal
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: New to act and it just wont work :(

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I am not familiar with Parallels so if that's what you have to do to store files on the virtual machine, then yes.  I read some forums regarding this issue with other programs and they had to disable Desktop Sharing.  You should still be able to share files between the two by setting up shared folders.
Message Edited by dlunceford on 05-04-2009 12:08 PM

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New Member
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Re: New to act and it just wont work :(

and thats the second error that comes after that one

 

i accidentally posted it twice

 

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Re: New to act and it just wont work :(

You cannot create a database to a mapped location.  The database will need to be local.
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Re: New to act and it just wont work :(

what do u mean by that? ive been on the phone with tech support for over a hour and we are still at square one...... Smiley Sad
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Re: New to act and it just wont work :(

The path in the error message is pointing to a file location in the mac, not the virtual machine. You need to create the database to the virtual machine drive.  
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Re: New to act and it just wont work :(

ok so what your saying is that the mac side and the windows side cant be connected anymore. i have to have my mac side. and a other windows side. and reinstall act and start over?
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Accepted by topic author pierremontreal
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: New to act and it just wont work :(

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I am not familiar with Parallels so if that's what you have to do to store files on the virtual machine, then yes.  I read some forums regarding this issue with other programs and they had to disable Desktop Sharing.  You should still be able to share files between the two by setting up shared folders.
Message Edited by dlunceford on 05-04-2009 12:08 PM
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Re: New to act and it just wont work :(

thx a LOT.... you rock ! tech didnt find it in nearly 2 hours and u solved it!
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Re: New to act and it just wont work :(

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Good to see that your issue is resolved.  

 

Thanks, 

Message Edited by dlunceford on 05-05-2009 04:32 PM