09-18-2017 07:31 PM
Using Sage ACT! Pro 2012 Version 126.96.36.199
Running WIndows 7
I copied the Act folder and all of the folders under the Act folder from one computer (which was being taken from me) on to a flash drive. I then copied the PAD file and all of the folders in the "Database" folder to another computer (running Sage ACT! Pro 2012 Version 188.8.131.52 and Windows 7 also) and put them in the Act folder in the appropriate folder.
I can open other databases previously run on the new PC; however, when I try to open the copied file, an error message says........ could not find the database on the host.
How can I open the copied file?
09-18-2017 09:39 PM
09-19-2017 08:19 AM
Do you happen to know which files you had copied, As you will need the .ADF, .ALF, and Database files folder. if you have copied just a .Pad file this will contain information to the PC you are on to connect to the previous PC.
If you can gain access to the previous PC i would recommend backing up the database, then moving the .Zip to new PC and restoring it.
Please follow this article for more information: KB 19211 - How to back up and restore an Act! database
09-19-2017 10:19 AM
09-19-2017 11:57 AM
Check what files you had on the old machine against the new.
As mentioned the SQL files (.ADF & .ALF) are active so cannot be copied unless the SQL service has been stopped. (You can stop SQL from Services)
The pad file should not be copied across as it contains information pointing to where the database was on the old machine. (Or delete it from the new machine.)
Once all files are on the new machine open ACT - File - Open Share Database - Browse for Database - Change File Type from PAD to ADF - Browse to database location. Click on database and then Open. (ACT will create a new PAD file.)
09-19-2017 06:43 PM
I copied everything, all of the files and folders, in the ACT Folder. I did not stop the SQL. I also no longer have any access to the old PC.
I think I am hearing that I am just out of luck.........
09-19-2017 09:29 PM
09-20-2017 02:26 AM - edited 09-20-2017 02:27 AM
The lesson's too late for the learning...
Invest in the services (remotely or on-site) of an experienced Act! Certified Consultant.
Too late is very costly!