11-23-2017 08:33 AM
The ACT scheduler ALWAYS creates file names for the backup like
Act! DATABASE_NAME da7e2fced85a422eb31fda7a92f7b740 2017-11-21 15-18-01
always has and probably always will
If you are having a path length error, try creating a folder like C:\ACT and store the backup there. This will shorten the overall path to
C:\ACT\Act! DATABASE_NAME da7e2fced85a422eb31fda7a92f7b740 2017-11-21 15-18-01
You could save directly to C:\ and save another 4 characters if needed
11-24-2017 01:28 AM
11-24-2017 10:25 AM
I've moved the file path to a much shorter location and changed the 'save as' to a 2 letter name. But it is still too long to save on OneDrive.
I'm using Windows 10 Home on 64 bit system. It's only a few months old and is a good spec PC.
Now I know I'm not alone with this issue, can you offer a solution to reduce to file name please?
11-24-2017 10:59 AM
Scratch that last post - I'd completely changed the 'save as' to 2 characters & deleted the .zip part.
Just need help on removing the spurious characters to reduce file name size please.
11-27-2017 01:34 AM
11-27-2017 02:51 AM
I've tried the following:
But it still won't save or even manually upload to OneDrive.
I have checked that other zip folders work OK uploading & opening on OneDrive.
However, I have just tested the ACT auto back-ups and discovered that they won't open on my PC. Error
"Compressed (zip) folders error - access to the compressed (zip folder FILENAME denied"
Manual ACT back-ups open OK.
So it seems that there is something wrong with the auto back-up!
11-27-2017 03:53 AM
Do you have the password protected file option turned on?
The setting is in the Task settings:
Or is this disabled?
Does your drive have any compression or encryption enabled?
11-27-2017 03:54 AM
A bit more info:
If I cut & paste the auto back-up into another location, the zip file opens fine. I can then put it back into the original location and again, it will open.
Tried setting up a new auto back-up in an even shorter length location - same problem, access denied & not saving on OneDrive.
Also, tried restoring from the auto backup - get error:
"FILENAME you don't have permission to open this file - contact the file owner or an administrator to obtain permission"