How to "open" BCM, find database


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Rich Palarea

I've been useing BCM without any issues. I recently moved all of my Outlook
data files (pst) to another hard drive attached to my system to gain more
disk space. While cleaning up my data files, I closed Outlook Business
Contacts in the folder view (right click, close). I know that the data still
exists (someplace).

There are no menu items in Outlook to open BCM again. When I go to Contacts
in Outlook, I only see my other contact views and not my business contacts.

Any idea how to open BCM and my database again?

Thanks in advance.
RP
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

Try using FIle | Data File Management to add Business Contact Manager
storage.
 
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Rich Palarea

Only allows opening PST files.

Sue Mosher said:
Try using FIle | Data File Management to add Business Contact Manager
storage.

--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of
Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

So, you do not see Business Contact Manager Database listed as one of the
storage types? Are you also missing the Business Tools menu? If so, run
Regedit and go to the
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\Microsoft.BusinessSolutions.eCRM.OutlookAddin.Connect.1
key. If the value for LoadBehavior is something other than 3, make a backup
of the registry, edit LoadBehavior to set it to 3, then restart Outlook.
--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of
Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 
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Rich Palarea

Sue -

Correct. I do not see BCM Db listed as one of the storage types and I am
missing the Business Tools menu. I just verified that my registry key you
specified has the LoadBehavior data value set to 0x00000003 (3) and I did
not make any edits to the registry.

I can see two files in my folder Application Data\Microsoft\Business Contact
Manager which are:
MSBusinessContactManager.ldf and MSBusinessContactManager.mdf

Any ideas?

Thanks!
Rich
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

Look for a file named EnableBCM.exe in the system folder where the BCM
components are installed and run that. IF that doesn't work, try a new
Outlook profile.
--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of
Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 
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Rich Palarea

Sounds good...where is the system folder for installed components? Is there
a default path to start me out?
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

I would just search my system for EnableBCM.exe.

--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of
Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 
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Rich Palarea

Did a search for EnableBCM.exe and found it inside Office11\Business Contact
Manager

Upon executing it, received a startup screen that said it is already
enabled. There was one other file found in my Local Settings\Application
Data\ApplicationHistory called EnableBCM.exe.6aa0f8d6.ini.

Upon execution of the EnableBCM.exe file, another file was created in
C:\Windows\Prefetch called ENABLEBCM.EXE-30C43763.pf

Still stumped.

Rich
 
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Rich Palarea

Ended up just giving up and creating a new profile and BCM file and
importing my other database in.
 

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