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I got a new computer. Can I copy the data, setup, and other changes I made to LOGic?
#1 Posted : Friday, June 10, 2011 6:19:40 PM(UTC)

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Sure. There are several ways to accomplish this:

Copy your whole installation

This is the best way to get LOGic set up on your new computer, without having to set up everything from scratch.

First, copy the whole LOGIC folder (C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\LOGIC for instance) from your old computer to your new computer.

You cannot just copy the old LOGic directory and expect it to run, since files have to be installed in windows\system and registered, so install your latest update subscription download on top of the folder you just copied. Make sure you install your LATEST subscription update. If you install an older one, you will get a license file error. After installing your latest subscription, be sure to click Help/Check for updates and install the latest update.

Alternatively, LOGic 9/10 users may install the latest downloadable update, which is obtained by clicking Help/Check For Updates in LOGic, or running the LOGic Updater from the Windows Start Menu. Checkmark the checkbox that says RETAIN FILE AFTER INSTALLATION. Copy the update to a thumb drive, carry to your new computer, and run it. Select the INSTALL FACTORY PREFIX TABLE option.

LOGic should now run on your new computer, complete with all of your data, setup, and updates.

Note that you will experience errors if the new computer is lacking hardware that LOGic uses on the old computer. For example, suppose that you had an Icom on COM12 of your old computer. Your new computer does not have COM12. LOGic will complain that it there is no COM12 when you start it. Just go to rig setup and specify the proper port.

If you want to copy only certain things, here is a summary of the files to copy:

The .INI files contain most of the setup entered in tools/setup. FORM.INI contains the general layout of LOGic -- which forms are open and their positions.

The lists of valid values are in logdata\lists.*

The prefixes are in data\prefix.*

The radio memories are in logdata\radiomem.*

The band table is in logdata\bandmstr.*

The field definitions including user-defined fields are stored in logdata\logfields.*

The reports are in the REPORT folder, and are named whatever you named them. Note that each report has two files--log.rep and log.fpt for example.

Log screens are in the LOGDATA\LOGFORMS folder, and are named whatever you named them,

The log data is in logdata\log*.*. The log data is in the files log.dbf, log.fpt, log_bio.dbf, log_bio.ftt, log_pictures.dbf, and log_pictures.fpt. The actual pictures are in the log_pictures folder inside the logdata folder.

Note that if you use CD/R to copy files from one computer to another, the read-only bit will be set. LOGic will give an error "cannot update cursor". Be sure to remove the read-only status of all files.

If you have Windows XP or later, right-click the LOGic folder, and clear the READ-ONLY checkbox. When asked, tell it you want to APPLY CHANGES TO FOLDER, SUBFOLDERS, AND FILES.

You may also import your log data from tools/import. See above for the location of the log data files.

Moving just the log data from one computer to another

To transfer your log data from one installation of LOGic to another, simply do a backup on one computer, and a restore on the other (tools/backup/restore). Back up to a thumb drive, carry it to the other computer, and restore. Using the Advanced tab of backup/restore, you can back up and restore using a shared network drive.

You may also import your log data from tools/import. See above for the location of the log data files.
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