04-17-2014 05:00 PM
The ADF is the actual database, the PAD is a small text pointer to the database/ If you're on the system where the database is located, opening the database with the ADF file will create the pad file. It sounds like you're trying to open the database from a workstation and not the server.
04-18-2014 07:47 AM
Thanks Roy. I am trying to open it on my workstation but it is on my workstation, along with a pad.file and a .alf file. But I keep getting the message the database cannot be accessed close firewalls etc. I have disabled my protection software but still nothing. This problem started when I installed 2012.
Have a great weekend.
04-18-2014 08:24 AM
When I initially had this problem with a different database I think that was a error message I was getting and Act support gave me some info on that. Unfortunately I no longer had that info. Can you help me with getting that fixed?
04-18-2014 08:27 AM
Go to Computer | Manage | Services and check to see if the SQLACT7 is running.
04-18-2014 09:48 AM
There likely isn't a password but it will what your user name.
04-18-2014 11:08 AM
When I try to open my pad file on my workstation (not on the server) it prompts me for my passward. It does not matter if I put in a password or not I get the following error "database LendersDatabase3 (a pad file) could not be accessed. In order to access this database check your network connection and verify that your database server is available. it may be necessary to disable any firewall on your computer or server. i have disabled the firewall on my computer. I can't figure out will it will not open the database on my computer which shows about 33,000KB of data.