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  • If I got a new computer...

    how would I transfer all the wonderful templates and embellishments that I downloaded for SBM from the talented designers in the forum? And projects/scrapbooks?
    Ellen

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    Hello Ellen

    I recently bought a new computer..... What I found was that I had way too big of files so it took me awhile. I do not feel that I found the best way of doing the job!

    If I had it to do again, I would buy an external hard drive to save all of my files on.This way you only have to reinstall the program. I also discovered that the files that I did not save as a "Published" file, did not transfer with all the goodies. I'm no sure why, but I had to go back and re do many of my pages. As for transfering your scrapbooks, I think the best way to do that is with a FLASH drive, but remember, these files can be vert big in size and the flash many not move very many files (do to size). I honestly think saving everything to an external drive is a good way to go because if you computer crashes, you will still have those files.

    Onie
    sigpic OWNER OF THE B&B in SCRAPSVILLE

    My Buddies are Maggie Mae, Knzus,Gotart, Patty, Mom7911, Winnie49, JAMIEPT, TWPClerk, and Poppabob
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    nie

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    • #3
      Totally agree external hard drive
      My BUDDIES Crops, Eye, Jazz, Smile, Sue, Rosana,twpclerk, Moonlightpearl and Vanessa

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      • #4
        Thanks, but

        how does an external drive find all the templates and embellishments that aren't in the regular program? I'm not sure where those files are located, would it be a matter of just copying them to the external drive and then the reinstalled program would be able to recognize them? I was thinking of asking for an external drive for Christmas whether or not I get a new one just for the backup purposes.
        Ellen

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ellenb View Post
          how does an external drive find all the templates and embellishments that aren't in the regular program? I'm not sure where those files are located, would it be a matter of just copying them to the external drive and then the reinstalled program would be able to recognize them? I was thinking of asking for an external drive for Christmas whether or not I get a new one just for the backup purposes.
          Ellen
          You can put what you want on the external drive and it will automatically update when you connect it each time. They connect by usb so fairly straight forward.
          My BUDDIES Crops, Eye, Jazz, Smile, Sue, Rosana,twpclerk, Moonlightpearl and Vanessa

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          • #6
            External Drive

            An external drive is definitely the best option for all the templates, etc. you acquire. You'll find your templates and projects and published files under:
            My documents; then
            Scrapbook Max!; then
            Projects
            Published Files
            Templates

            You find Scrapbook Max! and the files it contains and save them to the external drive. That way you have them in two places. I also save some things to DVDs as extra backup.

            Hope this helps. The external hard drive would only be for your files, not your programs.
            Julie

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MaggieMae View Post
              You'll find your templates and projects and published files under:
              My documents; then
              Scrapbook Max!; then
              Projects
              Published Files
              Templates
              But you will only find the files that you have saved under My Documents.
              Everything you downloaded from this site was probably put into the ScrapbookMax folder under Program Files.

              Probably the best way to transfer to a new computer would be to copy the the folder Program Files/ScrapbookMax and My Documents/ScrapbookMax to external hard drive or a DVD writer or a CD writer.

              Install ScrapbookMax on your new computer, then copy the Program Files/ScrapbookMax folder you saved right over top of your new install. Then copy My Documents/ScrapbookMax to My Documents on the new computer.

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              • #8
                Hello,

                Do *not* copy the entire Program Files\Scrapbook MAX! folder to the new computer (it's never a good idea to copy a folder from Program Files to a new computer, because of computer-specific settings).

                Instead, please:

                1) Install Scrapbook MAX! from a download link or from your CD onto your new computer,

                2) copy the following folders:
                • My Documents\Scrapbook MAX!
                • Program Files\Scrapbook MAX!\Gallery\Images
                3) Open it up, and make sure everything you wanted moved over is there.

                4) Go nuts!

                Desmond.
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                • #9
                  Thanks all

                  Thank you all and especially Desmond!
                  Ellen

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Desmond View Post
                    Hello,

                    Do *not* copy the entire Program Files\Scrapbook MAX! folder to the new computer (it's never a good idea to copy a folder from Program Files to a new computer, because of computer-specific settings).

                    Instead, please:

                    1) Install Scrapbook MAX! from a download link or from your CD onto your new computer,

                    2) copy the following folders:
                    • My Documents\Scrapbook MAX!
                    • Program Files\Scrapbook MAX!\Gallery\Images
                    3) Open it up, and make sure everything you wanted moved over is there.

                    4) Go nuts!

                    Desmond.

                    Thank you Desmond will remember that one!
                    My BUDDIES Crops, Eye, Jazz, Smile, Sue, Rosana,twpclerk, Moonlightpearl and Vanessa

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                    • #11
                      You are all most welcome.

                      Desmond.
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                      • #12
                        New Computer

                        Hi Desmond and all,
                        Okay I got the new computer. I know my original cd is around here somewhere but would it be better to download the most up to date version? How would it know that I already own the program? Do I download the trial?
                        Help, please!
                        Ellen

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                        • #13
                          You need to install the CD with the older version. You will probably be asked if you want to check for a newer version. Also, inside the the program on the upper right side of tool bar is a drop down that will connect you to the site and give you current updates.
                          sigpic OWNER OF THE B&B in SCRAPSVILLE

                          My Buddies are Maggie Mae, Knzus,Gotart, Patty, Mom7911, Winnie49, JAMIEPT, TWPClerk, and Poppabob
                          !


                          nie

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                          • #14
                            EllenB... Welcome to the forum....

                            Ok, disregard all the above answers, they are "ALL WRONG".... Here is the only "Right Answer"...

                            If you got a new computer.... Sent me the old one!!

                            sigpic

                            Marion , Steve, Moonbeam, Ladybug, Wolvsie, Fourfoxes, Vanessa, PinkLollipop and Winnie49 are my buddies!!!

                            Please visit my Max Store

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                            • #15
                              Nah!!! wrong Granny!
                              you should have told her to keep the old one and send YOU the NEW one - you peon!!!!
                              and a hello EllenB

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