MyCourts database is a file based database that performs very well however like all file based databases there comes a time when the operating system will slow down the process of locking and unlocking either portions of the file or the whole file itself depending on what you are processing on the database at the time. History has shown that by far the majority of 'errors' that MyCourts throws from time-to-time are caused by the poor maintenance of the database file itself. These errors are even more common when you are pushing the use of the computer towards its maximum useful capacity combined with poor computer self-maintenance.
To help maintain your database in top performance, from MCManager, run the Maintenance program at least every 3-4 weeks. To really optimize your database, run the MCDBManager at least every 6 months or so.
MCDBManager is a program that is in the format of a wizard. It will guide you step-by-step through the process of removing long outdated information as well as completely remove members who have long since moved away from your club. You can chose to remove data prior to a certain date and/or other criteria and you can run the program as often as you wish.
Here's the opening screen:
Once downloaded, unzip the contents into a directory of your choice and run the program.