I was happily using Outlook 2007 and Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007 on my XP laptop. I then backed up all of my data before formatting everything and installing a fresh copy of Windows 7. I then installed Office 2007 and MS SQL Server V9, before installing BCM 2007 and copying the BCM files from my backup disk to my newly created Win7 laptop. However, no matter what I try to do I cannot open the old BCM files.The error messages vary depending on what I have tried to fix it. They include:
- Business Contact Manager database cannot be loaded. Unable to open the physical file
- Business Contact Manager database cannot be loaded. Cannot open database "MSSmallBusiness" requiested by the login. The login failed
- Cannot find the selected database.
The computer name has changed from when the laptop ran XP to now when it is running XP - this appears to be a factor in the problem.
I have even tried changing security permissions, but to no avail.
I can create a new empty BCM database without any problem. When I do it is exactly the same size on the disk as my "old one" - that worries me!
Firstly, is there any tool that I can use to "view" or "dump" the content of the old BCM database, as without knowing whether there's anything in it, I may be wasting my time.
Secondly, once I have confirmed that the old data does exist, what possible steps can I follow that will enable me EITHER to extract the "old" data and finally restore it to a "new" BCM database, OR to makes changes such that I can finally open the "old" BCM database in the normal fashion?