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  • Moving forms to new computer

    We have new computers, XP, and used Intellimover software to move data from old to new. The tables from A5 moved but none of the forms or operations did. Any ideas on how to restore them?

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    RE: Moving forms to new computer

    Kathryn,

    Hopefully you still have access to the old machines. Do a backup of the app, copy to disk and then restore onto new machine.

    Keith Hubert
    London.
    Regards
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    London.
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert


    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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      RE: Moving forms to new computer

      Kathryn

      Keith has the right idea. The forms, operations etc are saved in the table's ddd, ddm, ddx files. If only the dbf files were transfered, you didn't get everything. Hopefully, you can still run one of the older computers. One big rule of thumb is to never give up the older computer until everything has been tested on the new one. And backup everything before the move. Everytime I upgrade I always seem to have one problem or another. My experience with software to move applications has not been good. I much prefer to reload the programs and then restore files as needed from backups.

      Jerry

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        RE: Moving forms to new computer

        Thanks for the responses, and yes, it was the ddm and ddx files that didn't move. We tried copying those one by one to a disk and then moving them but were afraid we'd lose one in the process. We did a back up, then created a new folder destination in the new computer and tried the moving software agains making sure that all the files were highlighted. This time it worked! We lost about a day's data while we figured this out and can easily reenter it. Thanks!

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          RE: Moving forms to new computer

          Gee, only a day. The last time I got a new computer it was many days before I had everything running again. Glad you found the problem.

          Jerry

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