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Restore Database

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Country: USA

Restore Database

Can I restore my database with only the database *.ADF & *.ALF files?  I do not have the backup *.zip file.


Thank you,



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Country: USA

Re: Restore Database

Yes, you can using these steps:

- In ACT!, go to File/Open Database

- On the Open screen, change the Files Type at the bottom from .PAD to .ADF

- Browse to and open the .ADF file. Should go through a process of reconnecting the database to SQL, then open the database


Note: If you do not have the [database name]-database files folder for your database, then a new default one will be created. However, you will lose all of your custom layouts, queries, reports, templates and all attachments.

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.