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Moving or copying databases (.apr/.vew .dbf .dbt files)

Last updated: before December, 1998

The APR file includes the paths to the files as well as their names. Therefore unless you reproduce the directory structure exactly at the destination, the only reliable way to move or copy at database is using the FILE / SAVE AS menu item from within Approach. If you try and move them using a file manager program then the database may not be able to locate some of its components and OLE links may be lost.

However, for some strange reason, Approach returns a "Too many files open at once" error message if you try to use SAVE AS on a database with more than 25 joins. If you are using Win 3.1, this happens regardless of how many files your have specified in your config.sys.

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