Backing Up Your Data

No matter what product you are using, whether it is QuikCalc, DebtCalc, Retire!, VehiCalc or FirstResponse, it is very easy to backup your data. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Close all windows that are open in the program (don't forget the Solve for Missing Number Calculator!). You should have a blank screen with only menus showing.
  2. From the File menu, select Backup Data File.
  3. Follow the prompts on the screen. Note that your backup will NOT fit on a floppy disk.

But what if you want to backup your data automatically? If you have a third-party backup program, you will need to tell it where your data file is.

  1. Run your program.
  2. At the login window where you are prompted for your user id and password, press CTRL-SHIFT-D all at once. If you are using a program without a login, go to the Help menu and select About. Press CTRL-SHIFT-D.
  3. You should see a window titled "MANUAL GENERATION - SYSTEM INFO".
  4. At the bottom of this window is a line, about 9 lines from the bottom, that starts "Registry.LOCAL.dbq". This line contains a directory and file name.
  5. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to this directory. Note that the "All Users" or "Application Data" directories may be hidden. Typing the directory name directly into Windows Explorer will allow you to navigate to this directory or you can change your Explorer settings to allow you to view hidden directories.
  6. Once you have found the directory, find the file with an "mdb" extension that matches the file name from step #4.
  7. This is the file you need to have your backup tool copy.



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