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#1 Jayleb

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:44 AM

Hi,

 

I have installed smartFTP 5.0.1349 on windows 8.1 and I only have my backup files that I exported in the 4.xxx version Backup tool. How can i restore favourites, layouts etc?

 

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Edited by Jayleb, 18 December 2013 - 11:45 AM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:28 AM

1. Extract the backup .zip file
2. Extract the Favorites.zip file
3. Copy the .xml files/folders into the %appdata%\SmartFTP\Client 2.0\Favorites folder.

Important: Do NOT import the .reg files inside the backup .zip

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:55 AM

Thanks for that. In regards to making backups in the new version, is the method below correct or is there a more simple way,

 

How To back up SmartFTP settings

 

SmartFTP saves the application data and the UI settings in the common places: Application Data Includes the favorites, custom commands and the transfer queue.

 

They are stored in the user's applicataion data folder: %appdata%\SmartFTP E.g. C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming

 

UI settings In the Windows regstry: Open regedit.exe Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SmartFTP Right-click on the key Select Export from the context menu The UI registry data might be machine specific and it is not recommended to move it from one machine to the other.


Edited by Jayleb, 22 December 2013 - 06:57 AM.


#4 Jayleb

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:11 PM

Hi,

 

Any chance at getting an answer to my question above. I have waited 3 weeks and these are the only questions I have asked in over 5 years of paid versions of Smart FTP. Just want to know the best way to back this up?

 

Thanks

Jay



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:21 PM

Yes the method looks ok.

The simplest way is not to individually backup the data from each applications but to rely on the backup features provided by the operating system:
- Full system backup
http://windows.micro...s#1TC=windows-7

- File History in Windows 8
http://windows.micro...se-file-history

Or other 3rd party backup tools/products. E.g.
- Continous backup with WD My Passport external harddrive

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 01:31 PM

Thanks for the update on this.

 

Kind Regards

Jay






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