Restoring bcm

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Papercrusher

I had a motherboard failure and needed to reinstall Windows on another

drive. How can I retreive the bcm data off the old hard drive? Where

are the old files located.

Thanks for your help.
 
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Sun Embraser

On Feb 15, 4:09 pm, Papercrusher <roybe...@comcast.net> wrote:
> I had a motherboard failure and needed to reinstall Windows on another
> drive. How can I retreive the bcm data off the old hard drive? Where
> are the old files located.

> Thanks for your help.


Hi Papercrusher,

If your previous Windows OS is XP, then the database should be stored

under:

"C:\Documents and Settings\[your_user_name]\Local Settings\Application

Data\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager"

On Vista and Windows 7, it is under:

"C:\Users\[your_user_name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Business Contact

Manager"

Look for database files with file extension ".mdf" and ".ldf". Place

them in your new drive under similar directory and ask BCM to connect

to local database to recover them.

FYI, it is a good habit to have to regularly back up your database or

export your data... :)

John
 
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Papercrusher

On Feb 16, 6:51 am, Sun Embraser <sunembraser2...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 15, 4:09 pm, Papercrusher <roybe...@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> > I had a motherboard failure and needed to reinstall Windows on another
> > drive. How can I retreive the bcm data off the old hard drive? Where
> > are the old files located.

>
> > Thanks for your help.


> Hi Papercrusher,
> If your previous Windows OS is XP, then the database should be stored
> under:
> "C:\Documents and Settings\[your_user_name]\Local Settings\Application
> Data\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager"

> On Vista and Windows 7, it is under:
> "C:\Users\[your_user_name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Business Contact
> Manager"

> Look for database files with file extension ".mdf" and ".ldf".  Place
> them in your new drive under similar directory and ask BCM to connect
> to local database to recover them.
> FYI, it is a good habit to have to regularly back up your database or
> export your data... :)

> John


John:

I have the MSSmallBusiness.mdf and MSSmallBusiness.ldf files from the

old hard disk and tried several methods to recover them and was not

successful.

I tried to just replace them on the new drive and also renaming them

in the same directory as the orignal and could not connect. I am using

Outlook 2007 on a Windows 7 computer.

Any ideas?

Thanks
 
P

Papercrusher

On Feb 18, 10:05 am, Papercrusher <roybe...@comcast.net> wrote:
> On Feb 16, 6:51 am, Sun Embraser <sunembraser2...@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
> > On Feb 15, 4:09 pm, Papercrusher <roybe...@comcast.net> wrote:

>
> > > I had a motherboard failure and needed to reinstall Windows on another
> > > drive. How can I retreive the bcm data off the old hard drive? Where
> > > are the old files located.

>
> > > Thanks for your help.

>
> > Hi Papercrusher,
> > If your previous Windows OS is XP, then the database should be stored
> > under:
> > "C:\Documents and Settings\[your_user_name]\Local Settings\Application
> > Data\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager"

>
> > On Vista and Windows 7, it is under:
> > "C:\Users\[your_user_name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Business Contact
> > Manager"

>
> > Look for database files with file extension ".mdf" and ".ldf".  Place
> > them in your new drive under similar directory and ask BCM to connect
> > to local database to recover them.
> > FYI, it is a good habit to have to regularly back up your database or
> > export your data... :)

>
> > John


> John:

> I have the MSSmallBusiness.mdf and MSSmallBusiness.ldf files from the
> old hard disk and tried several methods to recover them and was not
> successful.

> I tried to just replace them on the new drive and also renaming them
> in the same directory as the orignal and could not connect. I am using
> Outlook 2007 on a Windows 7 computer.

> Any ideas?

> Thanks-



I found a solution to restoring BCM data from the .mdf and .ldf files.

These can be from another hard drive or backups. This is what I did to

get them back:

1. Uninstalled Business Contact Manager and SQL Server 2005

completely.

2. Copied the MSSmallBusiness.mdf and MSSmallBusiness.ldf files to

the orignal directory - On Vista and Windows 7, it is under: "C:\Users\

[your_user_name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager"

3. Started Outlook and followed the setup for BCM. Chose to 'create a

new datafile or use existing datafile' option.

It worked like a charm - all of my BCM contacts were restored!

Hope this helps for others having the same issue.
 
S

Sun Embraser

On Feb 20, 10:48 pm, Papercrusher <roybe...@comcast.net> wrote:
> On Feb 18, 10:05 am, Papercrusher <roybe...@comcast.net> wrote:

>
> > On Feb 16, 6:51 am, Sun Embraser <sunembraser2...@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
> > > On Feb 15, 4:09 pm, Papercrusher <roybe...@comcast.net> wrote:

>
> > > > I had a motherboard failure and needed to reinstall Windows on another
> > > > drive. How can I retreive the bcm data off the old hard drive? Where
> > > > are the old files located.

>
> > > > Thanks for your help.

>
> > > Hi Papercrusher,
> > > If your previous Windows OS is XP, then the database should be stored
> > > under:
> > > "C:\Documents and Settings\[your_user_name]\Local Settings\Application
> > > Data\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager"

>
> > > On Vista and Windows 7, it is under:
> > > "C:\Users\[your_user_name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Business Contact
> > > Manager"

>
> > > Look for database files with file extension ".mdf" and ".ldf".  Place
> > > them in your new drive under similar directory and ask BCM to connect
> > > to local database to recover them.
> > > FYI, it is a good habit to have to regularly back up your database or
> > > export your data... :)

>
> > > John

>
> > John:

>
> > I have the MSSmallBusiness.mdf and MSSmallBusiness.ldf files from the
> > old hard disk and tried several methods to recover them and was not
> > successful.

>
> > I tried to just replace them on the new drive and also renaming them
> > in the same directory as the orignal and could not connect. I am using
> > Outlook 2007 on a Windows 7 computer.

>
> > Any ideas?

>
> > Thanks-

>
>


> I found a solution to restoring BCM data from the .mdf and .ldf files.
> These can be from another hard drive or backups. This is what I did to
> get them back:

> 1.  Uninstalled Business Contact Manager and SQL Server 2005
> completely.
> 2.  Copied the MSSmallBusiness.mdf and MSSmallBusiness.ldf files to
> the orignal directory - On Vista and Windows 7, it is under: "C:\Users\
> [your_user_name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager"
> 3.  Started Outlook and followed the setup for BCM. Chose to 'create a
> new datafile or use existing datafile' option.

> It worked like a charm - all of my BCM contacts were restored!

> Hope this helps for others having the same issue.-



Sure, that would work...

On Windows 7, I should have suggested that you run your Outlook with

administrator's privilege, and then ask BCM to connect to the database

again... This is the way Windows Vista / 7 User Access Control setting

works with SQL Server, and if you had launch Outlook with

administrative privilege, you should have been fine. Sorry I didn't

see your previous message or I would have suggest you try this.

John
 

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