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ed_k
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« on: July 16, 2010, 03:49:34 PM »

Is there a simple way to transfer Qimage settings and data (like job history) from my desktop to a new install on a new laptop?

Qimage SE - original PC is XP SP3, laptop is Windows 7.

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 04:11:11 PM »

Hi Ed,
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Is there a simple way to transfer Qimage settings and data (like job history) from my desktop to a new install on a new laptop?
I don't think so, however ....
I partially did a similar thing with Vista some time ago but did not copy everything.
On XP all your saved data is in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\ddisoftware\Qimage
On W7 (I thinks it's the same as Vista) the equivalent data is in C:\Program data ~ .
However, much of the saved data will have file paths that refer to your XP machine so it's not practical to copy saved jobs, sessions, etc.
I only copied templates, cutouts, filters.
You can see where all this stuff is from the Utilities menu: Explorer Application data. Heath warning, be careful what you do!  Shocked
There is a migration item on the menu but I don't think that is intended to migrate from one machine to another, you would have to make a copy and re-instate on the XP machine even if it was possible.
We need Mike to answer this one properly  Wink
Terry.

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 04:42:19 PM »

Thanks, Terry. And here I thought it was just me not researching it thoroughly.

Mike, this might make a worthwhile addition to your to-do list.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 03:32:05 PM »

While it isn't especially easy, it can be done.

I copied the files as described by Terry and then after figuring out which files were necessary, I edited them to change paths to match the new computer. They are text files.

In my case, my old machine had photos on drive E:, while the new one used the same directory structure, but on drive D:.


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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 07:27:02 PM »

Hi Tom,
I remember now you telling us that.
Somewhat tedious but ok for the odd job.
Can you point Ed to your earlier posts on the subject or repeat what you did in detail for him?  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 06:29:00 AM »

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Mike, this might make a worthwhile addition to your to-do list.

I agree. I think it would be useful to have something like File>Export Log Files  which would save all the log files to some sort of zip file, then File>Import which would replace them in the correct folders.

Brian

PS something strange but of absolutely no importance. Since I changed to Vista a few years ago, I have always had to click the 'Logon' button every time, although I've always had 'Forever' ticked. I've just discovered that that you don't have to click Logon - if you go straight into one of the sections you will be automatically logged on.  Huh?
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2010, 06:35:20 AM »

Hi Brian,
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Since I changed to Vista a few years ago, I have always had to click the 'Logon' button every time, although I've always had 'Forever' ticked. I've just discovered that that you don't have to click Logon - if you go straight into one of the sections you will be automatically logged on.
I have always clicked the logon button on my Vista machine, I'll try your trick later, thanks.
Terry
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2010, 11:42:55 AM »

Hi Tom,
I remember now you telling us that.
Somewhat tedious but ok for the odd job.
Can you point Ed to your earlier posts on the subject or repeat what you did in detail for him?  Wink
Terry

Guys,

Thanks for the suggestions. After Terry's original reply I dug into the files he mentioned and compared a few between the two machines. Even though the files structures are similar, they're not the same, and going through every file looking for paths that might need changing (with the inevitable missing of some) didn't seem to be worth it. And then there are things like monitor profiles that I didn't have the foresight to name identically between machines - how many other similar gothcha's await? It will take me less time to recreate what I need as I need it. I still think that an "auto" new install would be a great feature in some future version, Mike.  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2010, 03:55:23 PM »

Can you point Ed to your earlier posts on the subject or repeat what you did in detail for him?  Wink
Terry

In my case, I had a few jobs that were 13x19 prints containing a lot of small images in a random layout. So it was more time effective to port the job files and edit them than to try to recreate the original layout.

In the Name.job file the file name with path is in plain text.

Name.jp1 has the printer .icm file used.

Name.jpt is apparently the printer setup and is in binary format. On my new computer the printer got installed with a different name. Rather than change the name in the .jpt file, I reinstalled the printer with the exact name as found in the .jpt file.

Name.jss has both the image name(s) and .icm name. I don't know if it was necessary, but I changed both here as well as the Name.job and Name.jp1 files.

Name.jst seems to not require any changes.

If I had more than just a few jobs to port, I would have written a program to do it for me. But in this case it was quicker to do it by hand.

Tom
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