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I closed down a ACT DB I was working in and began a new DB, when I retunred to the previous DB, I got the message the db you are trying to access has been locked by an administrator, tried, closing and reoping ACT and still same problem, can anyone help me? Thanks.
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by:CompProbSolv
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I'm not sure about version 11 (I'm using 12), but newer versions use a database engine to manage the file.  Have you restarted the computer that hosts the data file?
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The database has been locked by an Administrator, you can unlock the database by logging into the database as an Administrator and choosing "Tools -> Database Maintenance -> Lock/Unlock Database".

Alternatively you can log onto the Act Database Server and unlock via Act Diag
1. Log onto the Act Database Server
2. Select Start -> Run (or use the windows search box)
3. Type Act Diag and Press Return
4. Select Database -> Database List
5. Select your database by click it
6. Right Click your Database and select Unlock Database

You may want to check that no-one has locked it to make field changes before you unlock it as it may cause issues.

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In step 3 you type ActDiag with no space.

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