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Title: HOW TO:  Move CARCare to a New PC


Background:
If you have been using CARCare on one PC and need to move it to a new PC, you will need to install CARCare on your new PC and then copy your prior database file ("CARCare.db") to your new PC.  This will enable you to continue using your prior data.  The instructions below assume you are using the default database filename ("CARCare.db").
 
NOTE: If your database file is on a file server, simply install CARCare on your new PC and use the File | Database | Open... menu function to open your database file on your server.  You may skip the remainder of this document.
 
First, ensure that you have installed the latest release of CARCare from Download page of the CARCare Website, onto your new PC.  Do not start CARCare on your new PC.
 
On Your PRIOR PC:
Start CARCare, click Help | About..., note your Build Number and your 16-Digit Registration Key, then close CARCare.
 
Start Windows Explorer.  If your PCs are not networked, use a USB drive, or similar storage device, to copy your database file from your Prior PC to your New PC following the chart below.  You will only be copying your database file.  You will be replacing the 'sample' database that was installed on your new PC when you installed CARCare.  This is expected.
  

If Your Prior PC is Running Windows XP or Earlier
If you have CARCare Build 92 or Later, copy your database file
From:  C:\Users\Public\CARCare on your Prior PC
To:  C:\Users\Public\CARCare on your New PC
  
If you have CARCare Build 91 or Earlier, copy your database file
From: C:\Program Files\CARCare on your Prior PC
To: C:\Users\Public\CARCare on your New PC
 
If Your Prior PC is Running Windows Vista or Later
If you have CARCare Build 92 or Later, copy your database file
From:  C:\Users\Public\CARCare on your Prior PC
To:  C:\Users\Public\CARCare on your New PC
 
If you have CARCare Build 91 or Earlier...
Right-click your CARCare icon on your desktop, choose properties, then click the Compatibility tab.  Note whether the "Run this program as an administrator" box is checked (do not change it), and then click Cancel.  You will need to know this prior to continuing. 
       
 If Admin was Checked, copy your database file
From: C:\Program Files\CARCare on your Prior PC
  To: C:\Users\Public\CARCare on your New PC
      
     If Admin was Not Checked, copy your database file
From: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Loca\VirtualStore\Program Files\CARCare on your Prior PC
To: C:\Users\Public\CARCare on your New PC
Once you have copied your database file to the C:\Users\Public\CARCare folder on your new PC, start CARCare on your new PC, enter your name and Registration Key, and then click OK.

If the titlebar of the main window in CARCare does not read "C:\Users\Public\CARCare\CARCare.db", use the File | Database | Open... menu function to open your database at that location.
 

If you need additional assistance, please write us:
 support@CARCareSoftware.com 
 


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