Reinstalling SherWare and restoring data

  • Standard Restore (Restore the backup file)
    1. On the old computer, create a backup from the File menu by choosing "Back Up Data Files."
    2. Follow the Installation steps above to get the software installed on the new computer.
    3. Create a new company for the company data that you wish to restore, if that company does not already exist on the new computer.
    4. Restore a backup file from the File Menu by choosing "Restore Data Files"
    5. From the Utilities menu choose to "Re-Index" all tables. Be sure to check the option All Tables when reindexing.
    6. The Data is now restored.
    7. Any changes that you have made to a check or report format is not stored in the backup file so you may need to make any necessary adjustments to them.
    8. If you have multiple companies set up you will have to repeat these steps for each company that you wish to restore on the new computer.

    Note: Be sure that the software installed on the new computer is at the most current version, or at least at the same version being used previously on the old computer. Restoring data from a new version to an older version can cause inconsistencies in your data.



    Complete Restore (Copy the directory from the old computer and paste it over the directory created by the install)
    1. On the old computer, copy the whole directory that the software is installed in and save it in a safe place, such as a zip drive, CD, or other removable media.

  • If the data folders for your companies are not stored in the directory you will need to save a copy of them as well.
  • The "directory" is the folder that the software is installed in. It will probably be named "DMIE" and will be in the following location unless you have specified otherwise. C:\Program Files\SherWare\DMIE

    2. Follow the Installation steps above to get the software installed on the new computer.
    3. Replace the directory that was created by the install with the directory from the old computer (from step 1).
    4. From the Utilities menu choose to "Re-Index" all tables. Be sure to check the option All Tables when reindexing.
    5. The Data is now restored.

  • This will restore any changes to check and report formats, the current version, any custom reports, and all files that were in the directory that would not have been included in the Standard Restore.

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