Lost BCM shared database file

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Sonny Martin

After a recent "Disc Cleanup" I am unable to access the BCF shared database
files when opening Outlook 2007. I believe that the problem is that "Disc
Cleaup" must have compressed the files and so now they are inaccessible. I do
not know where to look or what the name of the files would be to try and find
them and uncompress them; assuming that my hunch is correct.

Anyone with any help is greatly appreciated!
 
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Luther Blissett

On Aug 23, 10:27 am, Sonny Martin <daddywine(removethis)@hotmail.com>
wrote:
> After a recent "Disc Cleanup" I am unable to access the BCF shared database
> files when opening Outlook 2007. I believe that the problem is that "Disc
> Cleaup" must have compressed the files and so now they are inaccessible. I do
> not know where to look or what the name of the files would be to try and find
> them and uncompress them; assuming that my hunch is correct.
>
> Anyone with any help is greatly appreciated!


The BCM database file (.mdf) is typically in this folder:
Xp: C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data
\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager
Vista: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Business Contact
Manager

You are correct in that compressing an mdf file will make it unusable
by Sql Server. Encrypting the the file system (e.g. bitlocker) can
also keep Sql from loading the database.
 
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