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Moving to a new PC
« on: October 07, 2016, 08:51:22 AM »
I'm installing a new PC on my diy CNC router and of course using Mach3. I don't want to loss any of the settings I have now.
Is there a file in Mack3 that I should copy to the new PC and move all of the old settings?

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Re: Moving to a new PC
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 09:19:40 AM »
Yes, your .XML file, any custom or edited macros and in any case, take a copy of the whole mach3 folder before doing anything at all.

Also the .set file if you have edited the screen-set - added buttons etc.
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Re: Moving to a new PC
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2016, 10:12:55 AM »
Hi Dave,
Thank for the reply AND the help. I'll look for these files.
Thanks again,
Gene

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Re: Moving to a new PC
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2016, 10:57:30 AM »
The xml and set files are in the main Mach folder, but do get a copy of the whole thing on a stick preferably :)
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Re: Moving to a new PC
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 12:51:47 PM »
Thanks Dave,
I tried to copy all the files for Mach3 to a USB Flash Drive to see if it would run on my PC from the Flash Drive. Well it does. 
So I will be able to install Mach3 onto the new PC. :) :)
Thanks,
Gene

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Re: Moving to a new PC
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 01:14:20 PM »
I never tried that, probably not recommended :)

I woud do a full and proper install on the new PC then copy over just the custom macros, screen-set etc

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Re: Moving to a new PC
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 02:14:45 PM »
I didn't think it would work ether. But i tried running on my CNC router and it's seems to run just fine. I loaded some g-code and air ran the code without a problem.  ::)

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Re: Moving to a new PC
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2016, 02:23:14 PM »
Does that PC already have Mach loaded on it?

If yes then that may explain why it ran from the stick - the dll libraries would be loaded already by the main install so the stick install would just use the exe file.

Just interested ;)
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Re: Moving to a new PC
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 06:23:11 PM »
No

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Re: Moving to a new PC
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2016, 03:23:08 AM »
Impressive, never knew that could be done.
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