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Profiles Backup for SyncBackProV8 and earlier Users

 

When SyncBackPro is first run it will check to see if it has been installed over an older version, e.g. V9 installed over V8. If so, it makes a backup of the existing profiles and settings of the older version. The purpose of this backup is so that if you decide to uninstall the newer version and re-install the older version, then the older version can restore your old settings and profiles. It is important to note that you must install the latest version of SyncBackPro to be able to restore your settings and profiles. You can download old versions from https://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads-legacy.html

 

You can choose which folder to make a backup of the profiles and settings in, but it is recommended that you do not and instead use the default. The default location is a sub-directory of your users application data folder. After SyncBackPro has made the backup it will open a Windows File Explorer window so you can see which folder it is and the files in it.

 

The backup files will be automatically deleted by SyncBackPro once a valid serial number is entered and 60 days or more have passed since it was first run. You can manually delete the backup files yourself if you are sure you are not going to revert back to the older version.

 

For example:

 

You are currently using SyncBackPro V8 and decide you want to try V9.

You install SyncBackPro V9. Note that you do not uninstall V8 first.

When V9 is first run it will make a backup of your V8 profiles.

You try V9 and later decide you want to return to using V8, so you uninstall V9 and then install V8.

When you first run V8 it will restore the profiles you had when you were using V8 previously.

 

 

32-bit and 64-bit

 

64-bit versions of SyncBackPro and SyncBackSE were introduced in V8.

 

You should not have 32-bit and 64-bit versions installed at the same time. To switch from one version to another (e.g. 32-bit to 64-bit) you should export your profiles, uninstall the old version, install the new version and then import your profiles.