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Please Help-lost my database

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Country: USA

Please Help-lost my database

My computer crashed and all of my files were backed up on my external drive.  But when I did a restore and I try to open my database, it says "the database could not be accessed. In order to access check your network connection and verify that your database server is available. It may be necessary to disable any firewall software on your computer or on the server".  I have tried disabling the firewall.  I don't know much about computers, but is database is only being used on one computer and I see some ACT files on my external drive but I still can't access my database.  Please help.  I don't want to have to re-do the whole thing.
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Posts: 14,524
Country: Australia

Re: Please Help-lost my database

First try all the suggestions listed at
If that doesn't help, you may have corrupted the database and will need to get an ACT! Certified Consultant to have a look at it for you