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From: Pierce Reid <>
Subject: Re: [UFT] restore a project
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 09:13:22 -0800 (PST)
I hope you can recover your data base from the floppies. Back when I backed up to floppies, I needed 10 of them and half the time at least one was defective and that made the whole backup useless.
I recommend backing up to the hard disk (usually C:) and then copying the backup file to a USB flash drive or a CD. I then restore the file on a second computer. (I save copies on my mother-in-laws machine - she has no clue about using UFT.) A few times even that backup fails to restore, so I immediately create another backup. Only when I have restored the backup on another computer am I confident that I have a usable backup. I keep many copies of backups on my C: drive - I have several years worth. A few times I have had to go back several generations of backups to find data that I had incorrectly changed. (I've heard of IT departments of large companies that regularly backed up their systems to tape, but when they really needed it, they could not restore a backup. There was a flaw in one of the tapes.)
Good luck on getting you data back.
> From: Bob Strock <>
>Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 8:14:45 PM
>Subject: Re: [UFT] restore a project
>Pat, First I would have to find a floppy disc drive. :-) Sorry I just
>had to do that. I have a netbook that the only way to input something is
>from a network or USB drive. Guess that is the reason it is called a
>netbook. We are in a move mode to a new home and while trying to fill
>boxes I asked myself what do I do with all of these old backups on
>OK, Go to File > Open > pull down the list and click on backup > now
>locate the drive and .sqz file. If you search Help for "Backup" at the
>bottom is a link to "Restore Backup" Or search for Restore Backup.
>On 1/11/2012 3:47 PM, wrote:
>> I need some education about restoring a project. Making a "backup" is a common
>> suggestion. Well, I did that for a long time without any need to use it, but I
>> do need help now. Quite possibly, I missed a section of the user's guide, but
>> how do I recover a project from a floppy disc (xXX.sqz)? I use UFT regularily to
>> print "indented descendant reports" and "block charts" for family members, but
>> that's the limit. I've never shown them to others who might be familiar with
>> genealogy software. I'd appreciate it if someone would provide a step-by-step
>> guide to actually do it.
>> ... Pat
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