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RESTORING JEWELRY SHOPKEEPER DATA FROM FLOPPY DISKETTES

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Note that restoring data effectively deletes your Shop-Pro data on the

computer and then replaces it with a copy from the floppy diskette.

For this reason you should only restore if necessary. To be safe you

could make a COPY of the DATA.JS folder on your computer to another

place on your computer.

 

If these notes look awkward, we purposefully did not automate the

restore process to make sure it's not done accidentally.

 

Note that this command will only work if you backed up using

diskettes and using option 3 from Compulink's Command Menu.

 

To restore your data from a diskette; insert the first backup

diskette from your backup set in the A: (or B:) drive.

 

Go to the black and white "COMMAND MENU". (From the Windows "Desktop"

Double-Click the JS-MENU icon) This is the menu with the prompt ENTER YOUR

CHOICE-> at the bottom. From the ENTER YOUR CHOICE-> prompt, type:

 

 

*** BEFORE YOU BEGIN, MAKE A BACKUP OF THE CURRENT DATABASE ***

Rather than write over the current date, you can easily save the

data the way it is by typing:

 

MOVE  DATA.JS  DATA.D03

 

(.D03 for December 2003.. make up your own name. Once you've

used .D03 once, you can't use it again)

 

 

*** RESTORE YOUR WORK BACKUP ***

 

PKUNZIP  -o   A:DATA   DATA.JS

 

(the -o is a dash and a lower-case letter O)

 

The restore program might ask you to insert the last disk or the

first disk etc. If prompted, insert the appropriate diskette.

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RESTORING JEWELRY SHOPKEEPER DATA FROM A ZIP DISK

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Note that this command will only work if you backed up to a Zip disk using

option 3 from Compulink's black and white "Command Menu."

 

Drive E: is used as an example below - change this to the right letter for

your Zip drive

 

*) Insert the zip disk in E:

 

*) Go to the black and white "COMMAND MENU". (From the Windows Desktop,

Double-Click the JS-MENU icon) This is the menu with the prompt ENTER YOUR

CHOICE-> at the bottom. From the ENTER YOUR CHOICE-> prompt, type:

 

PKUNZIP  -o   E:DATA   DATA.JS

 

(the -o is a dash and a lower-case letter O)

 

The restore program might ask you to insert the last disk or the

first disk etc. If prompted, just press Enter

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RESTORING JEWELRY SHOPKEEPER DATA FROM A TAPE

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There are many tape drive programs on the market and Compulink does not

have the details to be able to help you with your specific backup program

but there are similarities in most tape programs.

 

1) The Jewelry Shopkeeper data is located in a directory (or

folder) called:

\COMPLINK.JS\DATA.JS. Once you've opened the tape contents using

the Restore feature of your tape program, all the directories

will be shown. Look for COMPLINK.JS.

 

Once you located COMPLINK.JS, open it, don't select it. Selecting

means you've tagged all the files in the COMPLINK.JS directory to

be restored. Only do this in the case of a hard disk crash or if

this is a new computer that Jewelry Shopkeeper is not installed

on. Usually you can tell if you've selected a folder when check

marks appear next to all the files or they change color.

 

Once the COMPLINK.JS directory is open look for a directory

called DATA.JS. This is where all the data you've type is stored.

 

 

3) Check the dates on the files in the DATA.JS folder. Most of

them (not all) should have the date and time when the backup set

was run. Check the CUSTOMER.DBF file its most likely to have a

recent date.

 

4) Make sure the OVERWRITE EXISTING FILES ALWAYS feature is

turned on. The wording may be different in your backup program,

but this tells the backup program that if the files are already

on the hard disk write over them with a older data (as the data

on the tape is sure to be older than the data on the computer.)

 

5) If directed, tag only the files that are necessary. In most

cases, this means all the files in the DATA.JS directory. In some

specific cases, Compulink may advise you to select only one file.

(such as SYS_VAR.MEM or SPECIALS.DBF). Usually the files are

listed in alphabetical order.

 

6) If you are on a network, or using Windows make sure no

copies of Jewelry Shopkeeper are open. Data cannot be properly

restored (or backed up) when the program is in use.

 

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