How to convert old ACT database to Outlook; cheaply or free.

Posted on 2010-08-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
How to open an old ACT contact software without the program installed OR import it to Outlook; Outlook wizard says I need Act installed to import it? 123 Synchronizer demo only converts the first 200 contacts.
Question by:cherubimwings
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by:Jackie Man
ID: 33451363
Which version of ACT and Outlook?
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by:Mike Lazarus
ID: 33451449
You can also get a 30-day trial of ACT! to do the export if you need.

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ID: 33451568
It's an old laptop the import wizard in Outlook says I need to install ACT 3.0 or 4.0 to perform the import. The files are dated from 1998 through 2001.
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Mike Lazarus earned 167 total points
ID: 33451690
2001 makes it ACT! 5.0 or earlier.

You can get the ACT! 6.0 30-day Trial from:

You can then convert the database to 6.0, repair/clean it and then convert it
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by:Jackie Man
Jackie Man earned 83 total points
ID: 33452079
Go to the link below and get a trial version (60 days) of Outlook 2010.

You can import the ACT 3.0 or 4.0 with Outlook 2010.
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by:Mike Lazarus
Mike Lazarus earned 167 total points
ID: 33452207
I thought I'd also add this method to move ACT! 6.0 contacts to Outlook:
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by:Mike Lazarus
ID: 33913228
#33452207 should give the information to convert the contacts and #33451690 to get the trial of ACT! if it's needed

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