05-29-2012 03:57 PM
Hi there. I was just able to restore an old database and my templates and contacts restored but my notes did not. Can anyone point me to the right file that I need top locate and where I need to put it for my notes to restore?
05-29-2012 04:17 PM
Depending on the version the notes are part of the database so if you have been able to restore the contacts they are already there. Check the filters on the notes TAB to make sure your are showing all dates.
05-29-2012 04:48 PM
Well what happened is I had restored this same database before about a year ago, made a bunch of new notes, then had removed ACT but left all files on hard drive. I just reinstalled ACT and restored database and accidently restored the first version of back up instead of the second and I am just trying to find the name or extenstion on the notes file to drop in the current database....if it is that easy?
Thanks for your help in advance!
05-29-2012 09:45 PM
Those notes are gone. Restoring the old backup overwrote the newer files unless you did a restore as and used a new database name. The note are in the same file with the contacts and the file extension is ADF.
05-30-2012 06:16 AM
I think you mean ALF, not AFL...
Again, the notes are in the database along with everything else - it is an all or nothing proposition. If the notes are in the database that you are working with, they are there. If you are working with a database in which there are no notes, there is nothing you can do fiddling with the database files to bring them back.
The database ADF file is the main database file and the ALF is the SQL server log/transaction file for the database - it does not contain usable data seperate from the ADF. You cannot "mix and match" ADF and ALF files...