The UserDSN on your computer
determines the path to the Contact Wolf database fileCWdb240.mdb
A UserDSN is required or
will not be able to find the database.
The Contact Wolf database file name is CWdb240.mdb
It can be in any folder you choose as long as the folder
location is accessible and has read/write privilages
granted for your user account. You will normally need
admin rights to change the UserDSN on your computer.
When Contact Wolf is installed on a computer it
installs the database CWdb240.mdb to the following folder
location depending on the Operating System being used:
NOTE: The database location was changed with version
2.40 and later to comply with Microsoft Developer
NOTE: Sometimes users have installed different versions
and may have several CWdb240.mdb data files in different
locations. We recommend checking all possible folder
locations below and searching your computer for file name
Compare the file size for each database file you find.
Normally the one with the largest file size and latest
file date will be your current database file.
PATHS TO THE CONTACT WOLF
Contact Wolf v2.30 - v2.39 - ALL Operating
Systems: (used database CWdb230.mdb)
Contact Wolf v2.40 - current :
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application
Data\Lone Wolf Software\Contact Wolf\CWdb240.mdb
To move the database to a different folder location and
register it there:
1) Copy and Paste the CWdb240mdb database file from
the source location (see above) to the new folder
2) Follow the instructions below to reset the UserDSN
to point to the new folder location selected in step #1.
1) Select START-> SETTINGS -> CONTROL PANEL
(Win 2k/XP users select START-> SETTINGS -> CONTROL
PANEL ->Administrative Sources)
( VISTA 32 users select the "Classic" View in the left
( Vista 64 users select Additional Options->View 32 Bit
Control Panel Items )
(Windows7 users start Windows Explorer to open the
C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folder. Double click on the file
named odbcad32.exe )
2) Double Click on the "ODBC Data Sources" icon
(Windows 7 User may skip this step)
3) Under the "User DSN" tab click once on the "CWdb240"
to highlight it.
4) Click on the "CONFIGURE" button
5) Click on the "SELECT" button
6) In the Select Database window open the folder
location where you moved the CWdb240.mdb database file. (
If the database was moved to a server, open the server
If you have not moved the
CWdb240.mdb data file, open the folder location as
specified above depending on the OS being used.
-> The CWdb240.mdb file should then appear in the
window to the left
7) Click once on the CWdb240.mdb item to select
it and then click
on the OK button
8) Click on the OK button to close the window
9) Click on OK to close the final window
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