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    I have a database conversion problem from version 9 ultimate to 19 ultimate.
    the process will always stop on second step

  • #2
    Hi culain,

    I'm sorry to hear that you're having a database conversion issue. There are a few things you can try to resolve or bypass the issue.

    First, please make sure that you're selecting the correct version and location in the Database Conversion Wizard. If you're importing from Ultimate 9, the options should look something like the attached screenshot. You can check that the location is correct by opening Tools > Options > Database, and checking that the Database File matches the conversion wizard's location.

    Second, you can try running Tools > Database > Optimize Database in Ultimate 9. This might help remove some unneeded data or orphaned files that could be blocking the conversion process.

    Finally, you can embed metadata in your files in Ultimate 9 by clicking Tools > Metadata > Embed ACDSee Metadata > Embed In All Files. Then you can use Tools > Database > Catalog Files in Ultimate 2019 to recreate your database. This process will take some time, and you will need to be able to access any files and folders you want in the new database.

    I hope that these solutions will help you get your database converted or recreated,
    Tristan H.
    ACD Systems


    • #3
      Hi Tristan

      Thank you, your process helped me. Now i have database in new version


      • #4
        I am not recommending not to follow the database recommendations of the ACDsee Ultimate help.
        I am sharing what works for me,

        I have moved from Ultimate "10" to "2018" to "2019" without using "Convert database".
        I also had to rebuild my machines 3 times from scratch with a clean Windows and only a backup of all image files and DB files out of which I copy only 4 files as explained below.

        Granted I use only basic catalog for labeling and tagging, and Smart Collections , thus avoiding the use of the database id sensitive db files.

        The most important lesson I have learned from losing the whole OS and having to start from scratch is to Embed the metadata.
        In Tools >Options >Database check all the "Display embed ACDSee metadata reminder", "Import EXIF and IPTC metadata from cataloged files" and "Set Embed Pending when tagging files".

        Whether going from one release of Ultimate to another or rebuilding from scratch a machine where windows was destroyed (and yes it does happen!.....)
        - I always reconstruct the DB from the image files only using Tools>Database>Catalog files.
        - This gives me a de-facto fresh and optimized DB.
        - Then I copy from the old saved DB folder "Default" to the newly created one the 4 files: Collection .cdx and .dbf, to get the collection names, and the Collectionquery .cdx and .dbf to get the smart collections match query expressions.
        Last edited by jpzundel; 11-29-2018, 07:41 PM.