Extract the Database in to the folder that contains
the ACT! Databases.
When you extract the database, remove the right-most folder name, and replace with the word "Databases" so that it extracts properly in to the correct folder.
Data File - required
This contains your ACT! data
Log File - required
This contains login information
Pointer to ACT! Database
Somewhat optional, Gets created automatically
|ACTDemo-database files (optional)||Folder of Templates,
Optional - you would need to create these in 6.0
You may need to customize the ACT! PAD file to suit your drive and folder arrangement.
NOTE: If you already have a database of a certain name, and wish to replace it with a version of the database, you will have to Detach the old Database first.
The new data format protects your company's data. Unauthorized persons cannot do any of the following to your database file:
ACT! provides a "secret tool" for your organization's Database Administrator
It is not talked about very much, or on the ACT! menu, so every day users will not know how to detach.
1. Find the ACTDiag.EXE tool and launch it.
(It is called ACT7Diag.Exe for version 7, ACT8Diag.Exe for version 8, or simply ACTDiag.Exe)
2. Select the Databases tab
3. Select the database you want to send to us
4. Right click
5. Select Detach Database (this will detach the ADF, ALF, and PAD files)
C:\Program Files\ACT\ACT for Windows\Databases (or whatever the folder is on your system)
Linking to Attachments
Optional: Map the K: drive to that folder - if you have Attachments
ACT! must verify that the Attachments exist by name when it opens up.
Otherwise it assumes
To ensure your Attachments can be linked to the "dummy documents" provided
We typically use the K: drive for this. You can either "Map" or "Subst" the K: drive to any folder of your choice. For example, go to Start, Programs, Run, then get to the "DOS" white on black window. then type:
subst K: "C:\Documents and Settings\Your\My Documents\ACT\ACT for Windows 10\Databases\GM6toACT10-database files"
Click on the ACT! logo on your desktop, or select from
the menu in the lower right corner of your screen
Start, Programs, ACT!
If you have 1 license for ACT!, here are the steps to change the user called "ACT Adim"