Moving Shopkeeper to a New Computer
Before you copy the Jewelry Shopkeeper to a new computer, you may
want to check with Compulink that your situation is legal with
respect to Compulink's copyright. e.g. copying the program to
another computer which will be used in a different location where
business is conducted requires a separate software license.
If you are simply moving Shop-Pro to a new computer and Shop-Pro will
not be used on the old computer, then there's no problem.
The instructions further below are for using floppy disks to transfer the
program and data. They should work for most people because almost
all computers have floppy disk drive.
However if you have a computer person helping you there may be more
efficient ways s/he could use. Essentially s/he just needs to copy
the ENTIRE COMPLINK.JS folder from the old computer to the new computer
and this could be done by Zip drive, CD, or across a network cable.
We leave the details of that to your technician. After that replicate
the Shop-Pro icons that you used to have on your new computer.
If you have a CD burner or a Zip drive and want more details on using
it to transfer the program ask us for the tip sheet for that drive.
Floppy Disk Method:
Below are the instructions for copying the complete program and
data from the old computer to diskettes. You may need several
diskettes. Be sure to use upper and lower case letters as
specified below and number each diskette. Nobody should have a
copy of the Jewelry Shopkeeper open. Insert a diskette, go to the
COMMAND MENU (The COMMAND MENU is the menu you get when you open the
JS-MENU icon or when you type JS at the DOS prompt.)
At the "Enter Your Choice-->" prompt type:
PKZIP -& -x*.ZIP -r -P -a A:JS \COMPLINK.JS\*.*
and press <Enter>
If you are using Windows NT, 2000 or XP add quotes around -& => "-&"
(above, the -r is a dash and a lower-case R -P is a dash and an
UPPER-case P, -a is a dash and a lower-case A, -& is a dash and a
Insert a separate diskette, go to the COMMAND MENU and type
COPY PKUNZIP.* A: /Y <Enter>
At the new computer, open a DOS prompt by clicking on the START button
then choosing RUN and typing COMMAND and clicking OK. Then put this last
single diskette in and at the
DOS prompt type (from the C: prompt)
COPY A:\PKUNZIP.* C:\ /Y <Enter>
Then put the last diskette of the full backup in and type: (from
the C: prompt)
C:\PKUNZIP -d -o A:JS C:\ <Enter>
(above, the -d is a dash and a lower-case d -o is a dash and a
This should ask you to insert the first disk, then the remaining
disks one at a time if there are more than one.
When finished type: (from the C: prompt)
COPY \COMPLINK.JS\JS.BAT C:\WINDOWS <Enter>