10-06-2011 07:30 PM
I have been using Act 2000 for years. Yeah I know it’s a dinosaur but it works very well for what I need it to do and it super easy to use.
I add data at the office then I copy the data files to my USB thumb drive at the end of the day. A couple times a week at night I copy the Act data files from the USB drive to 2 laptops I have at home.
I use the Windows “My Computer” copy function or LapLink Gold to copy the data files.
I bought Act 2007 when it came out and it wont let me copy data files like I could with the older version (I can “Save As” the 2007 data file once onto the USB but after that I get a “File in Use “ message even if Act 2007 has been closed).
Any suggestions on how to do this and are the newer Act versions any easier??
10-06-2011 08:13 PM
10-07-2011 10:22 AM
Welcome to the Sage ACT! Online Community!
To answer the question about the 'files in use', the ACT! database files are locked by the Microsoft SQL Server program - even if the ACT! database is closed. You can stop the service and copy the files, but the best practice for this would be to use the File > Backup > Database option within ACT!. This will create a zip file you can then take home and use the File > Restore > Database > Restore As process to put it on your computer.
If this is going to be an on-going process, you will want to look at setting up synchronization - as Mike suggests.