How to send your Access database access.jpg (1135 bytes)
for conversion to another format odbc.jpg (1207 bytes) 

There are 3 basic steps:

   Compress the files for faster upload, using WinZip.

2. SEND THE FILE TO OUR Secure Server via a web browser

    Remember to let us know the password if necessary to open the files.
    We will then perform the conversion.

    When done, you can download the converted ACT file
    Use the ACT Admin record to check the conversion
    Let us know when you are satisfied with the results so we can delete your files.

How much will it cost?

In Access, look at the number at the bottom of the table, then use the number of contacts to look up the cost on our Standard Chart.
If you have an unusually large number of fields, tables, or queries, please contact us.


How to determine the number of records

Open the table(s) you want to convert

select the Go Bottom button a the lower left

Read the Record Count

Which files to send?

Here are the general steps


If you need WinZip, download the free Evaluation copy from

Find the Access Data folder. It may be under C:\Program Files\Access\Data
You can tell if this is the right folder if it contains such files with extensions such as .MDB or .ACCDB

Once WinZip is installed on your computer, you can
1. Make sure everyone is out of Access
2. Select the Access\Data file with a single left click
3. Right click, then select Add to Zip
4. For the file name, enter a name such as MyAccess.ZIP

Everyone should be out of Access for this to work because if a file is open by someone on your network, it will not compress some files, and I will not have all the data to convert.

To make sure you have the right database, go in and make a simple change, such as changing "St." to "Street" in an address.  Then exit the software and check the date and time stamp.  If it is within the last minute you have the right data file.   More Tips

We can take care of the data files. If you need assistance on the other files, such as word processing templates, which may have to be converted separately by your staff, please feel free to call.

The location of this folder may vary.  Usually this folder is found in
C:\Access\Data   or
C:\Program Files\Access\Data

The attachments can make the Zip file quite large, such as 200MB, when the necessary data would fit in 2 MB.  This makes it take longer to send your files to us.

2. SEND THE FILE via a secure web browser service

Small (1-1000 records): Email your ZIP file to

    Medium (1000-10000): Upload it to our secure server via a web browser

Go to
Select the file such as ""
Send to
Enter your email address at your company
Message is optional, such as a password if necessary
click Transfer

    Large (over 2 GigaBytes):       Upload it using FTP (call for instructions and password)

    Remember to let us know the password if necessary to open the files.
    We will then perform the conversion.