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Macintosh File Management

The following help information is designed to walk you through the process of
copying or moving Torgo Software on the Macintosh platform.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

    For more Mac Information and
    How to Use the Windows version of our software on a Mac, Click Here.


How Records Are Saved

The program is stored (with your records) on your computer.
(You do not need to be connected to our web site or the Internet to use it.)

All records are automatically saved and stored in the original program's database files.

Once you create a "New Form" or use the "Duplicate / Update" feature
the New forms are automatically saved along with the existing records, which are unaffected.

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Making a Backup Copy

Do not copy the installer file.

To make a copy of the program (with its records), you will need a form of external media that is large enough to hold several megabyes of data, such as a CD-R, Zip disk or USB key drive. A floppy disk drive will not be sufficient.

You can follow these steps:

On the Existing Computer:

  1. The Program(s) in question are installed to your desktop.
    Look for a folder with the same name as the Program you want to copy.
  2. Copy the entire software Folder to your backup location or device.
    (CD-R, Zip disk or USB key drive, etc)
    The easiest way to copy is to:
    • Insert a blank CD-R or Zip disc, or connect the USB key drive.
      (Follow the manufacturer's instructions for preparing to copy)
    • Open a Finder window by clicking the "Finder" icon in your Dock, if needed.
    • Click the icon in the Finder window that represents your backup location or device.
    • Drag-and-drop the software Folder into the folder for your backup location.

To Verify your Backup:

  1. Eject the backup disk or disconnect the backup device.
    Note: Follow all manufacturer's disconnect instructions.
  2. Insert the backup disk or connect the backup device to the same or a different computer.
  3. Open a Finder window by clicking the "Finder" icon in your Dock, if needed.
  4. Open (double-click) the backup disk or device.
    Locating the software Folder on your backup disk or device verifies a successful backup.

NOTE: You cannot run the program from the backup disc.

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Copy to Another Computer

Do not copy the installer file.

To make a copy of the program (with its records), you will need a form of external media that is large enough to hold several megabyes of data, such as a CD-R, Zip disk or USB key drive. A floppy disk drive will not be sufficient.

You can follow these steps:

On the Existing Computer:

  1. The Program(s) in question are installed to your desktop.
    Look for a folder with the same name as the Program you want to copy.
  2. Copy the entire software Folder to your backup location or device.
    (CD-R, Zip disk or USB key drive, etc)
    The easiest way to copy is to:
    • Insert a blank CD-R or Zip disc, or connect the USB key drive.
      (Follow the manufacturer's instructions for preparing to copy)
    • Open a Finder window by clicking the "Finder" icon in your Dock, if needed.
    • Click the icon in the Finder window that represents your backup location or device.
    • Drag-and-drop the software Folder into the folder for your backup location.

Copy To The New Computer:

  1. Insert the disk or connect the device to the new machine.
  2. Open a Finder window by clicking the "Finder" icon in your Dock, if needed.
  3. Open (double-click) the backup disk or device.
  4. Drag-and-drop the software Folder from your backup location to the Desktop,
    or to the Drive or Folder of your choice.

NOTE: You cannot run the program from the backup disc.

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Networking

After purchasing and entering your unlock code,
your license permits you to network our software at one location,
using the original serial number and unlock code.

Only one (1) machine can access the central collection of data at a given time.

Due the the wide differences in network design and software,
we cannot offer technical support for networking.
Consult your network administrator, as necessary.

The computer acting as the Server requires a Shared Folder.
An Alias is required on each client machine to access the program.
A copy of the Program folder is not required on each Client computer.


Move the program to the Server:

Instructions

The Program(s) in question are installed to your dektop or hard drive.
Look for a folder with the same name as the Program you want to copy.

  1. Copy the entire Program Folder to your Shared folder.
    Do not copy or use the Installer file.
  2. Create an Alias for your client machines.
    Using the Program Folder in the Shared Folder:
      Single click the Program Folder Icon.
      From the computer's File Menu, select "Make Alias".
      Drag the newly created Alias to the Desktop of each Client machine.

The Alias will connect you to the program and your records on the server.

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"Lost" Program

To find your software, enter the Finder and
type command-F.
In the Find dialog box,
select Search in: "Everywhere" and
Name contains the title of the software.

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Create an Alias On Your Desktop

To make an Alias, only use the Program File Name:

    The Alias will connect you to the program and your records
    without having to locate and open the Program Folder.

Instructions:

    Open the Program Folder
    Locate the Program File in the List of Files
    Single click (highlight) the Program File only.
    From the computer's File Menu select:  Make Alias
    Drag / move the newly created Alias to your desktop.

Save / Store the Program Folder in the computer's Application Folder or other location.
The Applications Folder can typically be found in the computer's Tool Bar.

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Mac OS X Lion and Later

When moving to Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or later, your existing program(s) and files will not work.
(This is a side effect of changes made by Apple to the Operating System.)

You need to download and purchase an unlock code compatible with the new Operating System.

    You can not transfer the old records (data files to the new version.)

There are no discounts or bundles offered on any purchase.

Note:

    File - Backup & Restore instructions are outlined below.
    You can transfer records only from a program version 8.0 or later into an empty database.

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File - Backup & Restore

The "File - Backup & Restore" feature allows you to back up your records only
for use in a transfer, typically to a newer version of the program.

(Do not restore to a program with existing records or you will create duplicate records.)

A new version does not automatically import your old records.
You may keep the older version for access to your older records.
(The two (2) different versions will not conflict with each other.)

You can transfer records only from a program version 8.0 or later into an empty database.

It is a good policy to make a Program Backup Copy of the program with its records
before using the File - Backup & Restore feature.

We offer no support for this feature.


Instructions

To Backup your records and copy the data files, follow this procedure:

In the Existing (old) Program version:

  1. Click the Info Center button in the program's Yellow Menu Bar.
    Locate and click the "Backup" button. This creates the "data.FP7" files to be copied.
    • The data file names are listed in the column next to the "Backup" section (1 to 6 files).
  2. Exit out of the program.
  3. Open the folder for the program you are currently backing up.
    In this folder, there should be one to six files whose filenames end in "data.FP7".
  4. Move (drag and drop or copy and paste) all of these data files to your backup location, such as a new folder on your Desktop, so that they can be moved to the new program.

To Restore your records to the New Program:

  1. Install the new version of the program and purchase an unlock code for the new program.
    Enter the Unlock Code in the new program.
    Exit out of the program.
  2. Open the folder for the new program.
    Move (drag and drop or copy and paste) all of the data files
    whose file names end in "data.FP7" from your backup location into this folder.
  3. Start up the new program.
    Click the Info Center button in the program's Yellow Menu Bar.
    Locate and click the "Restore" button.
    Return to the form and verify that your records have been restored.

Note:

    If there are no data.FP7 files from the old version,
    you cannot transfer the old data into the new version.
    Data.FP5 files can not be transferred (restored) to OS X 10.7 or later.

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