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How To Avoide Overwriting Users With Zip Database Feature

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  • How To Avoide Overwriting Users With Zip Database Feature

    I used the zip database feature, then I selected "Application files only", It worked well, except it overwrites the software users that was set on the end user's system.

    How do I use that feature without overwriting their users?

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    Re: How To Avoide Overwriting Users With Zip Database Feature

    It should be better documented but the Zip Database and the Send Database options are very different. Zip assumes ALL files are game, while Send never includes the web security files (and probably other files unsafe to overwrite). Check before you use, but that's what I have found.
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      Re: How To Avoide Overwriting Users With Zip Database Feature

      Thanks Steve, But "send" probably only exclude the web files, because It was the send feature I used to send the end user the updates. I also zip it and took it over there on my flash drive but that one wasn't used.

      I didn't know zip and send were different though.

      but even based on your response, the problem still exist.

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        Re: How To Avoide Overwriting Users With Zip Database Feature

        So when you say "users" you are refering to desktop users, not web users?
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          Re: How To Avoide Overwriting Users With Zip Database Feature

          That's correct, it's just a desktop software.
          and after the updates were installed, the only users it had was my administrator and the demo one I place there initially. But all the ones they created since they started using the app was gone.

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