Create or select a new Business Contact Manager database

If you did not create a database when you first installed Business Contact Manager for Outlook, you can create a new database, or select another existing one.

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click the Business Contact Manager tab, and then click the Manage Databases button.

  3. Click Create or Select a Database.

  4. In the Create or Select a Database wizard, click one of the following:

    Connect to a Local Database

    Click this option to connect to an existing database.

    1. Select a database from the list.

    2. Click Connect.

    Connect to a Remote Database

    Click this option to use a database that is on another computer. For more information, see Connect to a shared Business Contact Manager database.

    Note:  Before you can connect to a database on a different computer, the database owner of the remote computer must grant you permission to connect. You must also be granted access to the remote computer.

    Create a New Local Database

    Click this option to set up a new database.

    1. A database name is automatically created for your new database, or you can type a different name.

      Note:  You cannot reuse a database name that previously existed on your computer.

    2. Click Create.

Where is my Business Contact Manager database?

The name of your Business Contact Manager database is the name that the database owner used when he or she created the database. The Business Contact Manager database is a SQL Server database, so the database has two components, the main database and the log file for the database.

The database files are located in the following folder:

Windows XP

In Windows XP, the Business Contact Manager database and log files are stored as follows:

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager\<databasename.mdf>

where username is the name of the database owner and database name is the name of the Business Contact Manager database.

Note:  You must display hidden files and folders to see some of the files in the path. For information about how to display hidden folders, see Help and Support.

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager\<databasename.ldf>

where username is the name of the database owner and database name is the name of the Business Contact Manager database.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

In Windows Vista and Windows 7, the Business Contact Manager database and log files are stored as follows:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager\<databasename.mdf>

where username is the name of the database owner and database name is the name of the Business Contact Manager database.

Note:  You must display hidden files and folders to see some of the files in the path. For information about how to display hidden folders, see Help and Support.

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager\<databasename.ldf>

where username is the name of the database owner and database name is the name of the Business Contact Manager database.

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