Merging settings from multiple installations

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djere 01/05/2006 06:17 pm
I installed OE pro, created some projects, and then backed up the projects, templates, and maps directory. Then I uninstalled OE pro and re-istalled it and created some projects. My question is how can I merge the current projects, templates, and maps directory with the backed up one?

Thank you
Oleg Chernavin 01/06/2006 04:13 am
Well, there is no easy way to do this, unless you used Offline Explorer`s backup feature. In this case you simply can restore using the Tools menu. If you used another backup, you will probably have to backup all existing Projects in Offline Explorer - using its own Tools | Backup. Then restore other Projects with the external backup tool. And then use Offline Explorer`s Tools | Restore to append previous projects.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
ssieloff 01/08/2006 02:04 pm
Oleg --

Couldn`t you just edit the webdown.dat file and cut-n-paste one webdown.dat into the other? I seem to remember from prior posts that you suggested this approach when trying to merge/share multiple project files.

Happy New Year!

Steve

> Well, there is no easy way to do this, unless you used Offline Explorer`s backup feature. In this case you simply can restore using the Tools menu. If you used another backup, you will probably have to backup all existing Projects in Offline Explorer - using its own Tools | Backup. Then restore other Projects with the external backup tool. And then use Offline Explorer`s Tools | Restore to append previous projects.
>
> Best regards,
> Oleg Chernavin
> MP Staff
Oleg Chernavin 01/10/2006 04:27 am
Yes, it is possible, but if two Projects have the same ID number, then map files should be renamed as well. It might be too complex for some people.

Oleg.