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HELP!! Hard Drive Crash
« on: March 28, 2015, 08:03:06 PM »
My PC crashed that runs MACH3.  I was able to get into the MACH3 folder, what do i need to copy out of it to make it work on the new hard drive?????  Before I re-format the drive i want to make sure i get everything i need.  Also, will i have to re-set up mach3 again???  i dont know all the settings???

I do however have the .xml file backed up.



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Re: HELP!! Hard Drive Crash
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 09:08:30 PM »
From our FAQs page http://www.machsupport.com/help-learning/f-a-q/

What Mach3 files should I backup?

At a minimum, any license files and profile XMLs (as well as any custom macros, screen sets, or brains used by those profiles) should be backed up. In practice, it may be easier to keep a current backup of the entire Mach3 directory as this ensures everything necessary to rebuild the system should be available in the event of a catastrophic failure. The definition of a current backup is one that has been done after any permanent changes have been made to the software to alter it from its previous state. This includes such things as changes to any licenses, macros, screen sets, brains, or plugins as well as the modification of any configurations. We recommend using a USB flash drive or some other portable storage device as the backup media.
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Re: HELP!! Hard Drive Crash
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2015, 09:46:17 PM »
Thank you for the help, but i need to know how to recover from this.  i have access to the folder still but not windows.  i can grab what ever files i need, please just tell me which ones.  also, screen sets?

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Re: HELP!! Hard Drive Crash
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2015, 11:54:46 PM »
Just copy the entire Mach3 folder, and after installing Mach3 on the new PC, copy the old folder over the top of it.

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