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Transferring database to a new computer

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Transferring database to a new computer

I am attempting to transfer my existing database onto a laptop. I uploaded the ACT software but when I attempt to open my backup zip drive files they do not import.

My original computer is XP home and my laptop has XP Pro.

Any assistance would be appreciated. 

Thank you,

Peter 

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Re: Transferring database to a new computer

What version of the ACT! program?
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Transferring database to a new computer

Hi Roy:

 

I have ACT 9.0.

 

I am presently away and without my laptop, but any advice would be greatly appreciated, and I will be able to follow your advice when I return in a week. 

 

Thank you,

 

Peter 

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Re: Transferring database to a new computer

Try transferring the backup file onto the system hard drive and do a Restore As.
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Transferring database to a new computer

Forgive my ignorance. How does one do a Restore as?

 

Peter 

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Re: Transferring database to a new computer

File | Restore Database | Restore As
Roy Laudenslager
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Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
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Re: Transferring database to a new computer

Thank you Roay.

 

As soon as I return home I will do as you suggested.

 

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

 

Best,

 

Peter