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    Default Transferring Settings

    I searched the forums, but didn't find what I thought was a clear and easy way to transfer settings:

    Say I setup my search and display versions, copy parameters, etc. What is the simplest way to then transfer these settings to a different computer?

    I tried simply copying and pasting the BW90.ini, but that didn't work.

    Thanks all in advance,
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnpebm View Post
    I searched the forums, but didn't find what I thought was a clear and easy way to transfer settings:

    Say I setup my search and display versions, copy parameters, etc. What is the simplest way to then transfer these settings to a different computer?

    I tried simply copying and pasting the BW90.ini, but that didn't work.

    Thanks all in advance,
    Mike
    If you want to transfer your settings to another computer there are a number of different files you'd want to copy.

    Not just the BW900.ini but all .ini files should be copied to your other computer.
    You should also copy .swc files from the init folder.

    That covers most of the settings. If you've changed version orders and stuff, you'd also want to copy those files over (those are .vdo files and found in your \init\ folder)
    Michael Hanel
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    Thanks Michael.

    That is exactly what I was looking for. Now I will use an automated backup program to sync those items to "Dropbox" and then to my other computuer.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnpebm View Post
    Thanks Michael.

    That is exactly what I was looking for. Now I will use an automated backup program to sync those items to "Dropbox" and then to my other computuer.

    Mike
    It's possible I missed a few, but the ini and swc are your big two classes of files. If there's something you think that didn't transfer just post and we can see what else there is to copy.
    Michael Hanel
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    Quote Originally Posted by mnpebm View Post
    Thanks Michael.

    That is exactly what I was looking for. Now I will use an automated backup program to sync those items to "Dropbox" and then to my other computuer.

    Mike
    Mike,
    What are you using to accomplish this? I assume that you have a program that backs up/syncs the files to a Dropbox folder on one end, and then on the another end does the reverse? I'm curious because I use Dropbox as well.
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    I use a program called: Syncback SE. It allows you to select only the files you want (ini, svc, for example) and has many features. Been using it for years.

    You setup a profile, choose the source and destination directories and then which files (or all of them) you want copied. It has options like, "copy," "sync," "mirror," etc.
    Worth the money!

    http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncbac...-features.html

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    I'll give a hearty AMEN! to the Synchback program. I too have used it for many years. There's probably not a better backup program available.

    Dave
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    Thanks for the backup recommendation of SynchBack SE. Just installed a trial version and am mirroring my thousands of photos as a test run. Almost certain to buy it.

    Dale A. Brueggemann

    כִּי עֶזְרָא הֵכִין לְבָבוֹ לִדְרוֹשׁ אֶת־תּוֹרַת יְהוָה וְלַעֲשֹׂת וּלְלַמֵּד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל חֹק וּמִשְׁפָּט (Ezra 7:10)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Hanel View Post
    If you want to transfer your settings to another computer there are a number of different files you'd want to copy.

    Not just the BW900.ini but all .ini files should be copied to your other computer.
    You should also copy .swc files from the init folder.

    That covers most of the settings. If you've changed version orders and stuff, you'd also want to copy those files over (those are .vdo files and found in your \init\ folder)
    This is a related question to the O.P. Though on the same computer, is this the same process I need to follow to get my settings I had on BW8 to BW9?
    καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀπέθανεν ἵνα οἱ ζῶντες μηκέτι ἑαυτοῖς ζῶσιν, ἀλλὰ τῷ ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν ἀποθανόντι καὶ ἐγερθέντι.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    This is a related question to the O.P. Though on the same computer, is this the same process I need to follow to get my settings I had on BW8 to BW9?
    If you're moving from BW8 to BW9, once you install BW9 you can go to Tools | Importing/Exporting information | Migrate settings and files. It will try to transfer as much stuff from BW8 to BW9 as possible.
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