01-31-2016 11:12 AM
Why do you want to open it? They are archive files so you can just open it with 7-Zip or something like that. You will have to rename the adf and alf files after you do and open the alf file since it doesn't include the pad file. They are in the backup folder. The rest of the folders should be in a folder called "yourdatabasename-database files" and the adf and alf file should be in the same folder as "yourdatabasename-database files". It is unlikely that you will be able to sync with your remote once you restore it but it is possible. I've never tried that. In the few cases where I've restored an RDB file it was because the client lost their main database and didn't have a backup.
01-31-2016 12:00 PM
I have an old act database that for some reason the PAD file doesn't open and I thought maybe I could use the rdb file instead. Its really just a cheating option. When I try the PAD file it says its incompatible with Act - I would have thought the higher version would open everything...
01-31-2016 12:38 PM
Try starting the old database using the ADF file. The PAD file is just a pointer.