RESTORING JEWELRY SHOPKEEPER DATA FROM FLOPPY DISKETTE
Note that this command will only work if you backed up using
diskettes and using option 3 from Compulinkþs 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 COMMAND MENU. (In Windowsþ95 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 A:DATA *.* DATA.JS
The restore program might ask you to insert the last disk or the
first disk etc. If prompted, insert the appropriate diskette.
RESTORING JEWELRY SHOPKEEPER DATA FROM A TAPE
There are many tape drive programs on the market and Compulink
wonþt be able to help you with all the details on your specific
backup program but there are similarities in all tape programs.
1) The Jewelry Shopkeeper data is located in a directory (or
\COMPLINK.JS\DATA.JS. Once youþve 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, donþt select it. Selecting
means youþve 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 youþve 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 youþve 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
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 Windowsþ95 make sure no
copies of Jewelry Shopkeeper are open. Data cannot be properly
restored (or backed up) when the program is in use.