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Password? I never had a password

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  • Password? I never had a password

    I have a database which I have transferred from A4v2 to A4v7, because I was given a W2000 computer. Then because the new computer was rubbish, I had to transfer the database back again to the old W98 computer, using Alpha Four v2 (I found A4v7 difficult to install on the old W98 environment, for some reason).

    Of course moving the database 'backward' is quite a tricky thing to do, but basically everything works, except that when I do a 'search', my old saved searches have disappeared. And trying to create a new search by using 'create/edit a saved search', results in a request for a password.

    I've never had a password.

    Anyone have any idea what to do? Trying to guess a password I've never had could be really difficult.


    Best regards,


    Matthew Pollock

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    RE: Password? I never had a password

    I am not sure if the copy command is in utilities in that older version of alpha....

    Inn utilities try to copy the database to another database name and see if is carriews with it the crazy password problem...

    if it still asks for a password at this point....

    you can export the data into a character seperated ascii file type somewhere easy to find like your desktop....

    then import that data to a fresh new database that you duplicated with the duplicate database command usually found on the main menu unde database/set and design

    if these instructions are not clear enough feel free to write to sgorial@themasterminds.com for more help...


    Samer N. Gorial

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