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 14-0003-EN-Backup: How to back up a shop project and copy shop to another computer

A. To backup of your project, you need to open Windows Explorer or My Documents folder and then navigate to:  (depending on the ShopFactory version you are using, it could be V8, V9, V10, or V11 - in the example below, it refers to the latest v11)

My Documents\ShopFactory V11 Websites

(or the designated directory if you have chosen to save your shop folder in another directory)

- Find the folder which has the name of your shop.


My Documents\ShopFactory V11 Websites\MyWebsite001

- Make a copy of this entire folder including sub-folders and store it somewhere safe. You can copy the entire project folder to an external hard drive or thumb drive or any portable storage device.

- It is highly recommended you back up your shop and keep a copy on another storage device or another computer, just in case the unfortunate happens and your computer crashes and data becomes unrecoverable.

Note: You can compress/ZIP the shop folder prior to creating the backup as it will compress all files and reduce the size.

Please Note:  Your online shop is NOT a backup of your shop, it only contains "Runtime" files


B. To back up your shop project and work on the shop in another computer please do the following:

- Open your shop in ShopFactory on your main computer where you update and maintain the website

- Click File -> Save AS … -> enter shop-name_< yyyy-mm-dd> i.e. myshop_2016-10-21

- Click Save button.

- Now close ShopFactory.

- Click Start -> My Documents -> ShopFactory V11 Websites

- Locate the newly saved shop project and then right-click on it -> Send To -> compressed (zipped) Folder

- Once it has completed zipping up the entire folder, you will see a zip file on the same directory.

- Copy that zip file to your external hard drive or your portable drive


Copying shop file to your other computer: 

Assumption: You have already installed ShopFactory 10 on this other machine, i.e. home computer

If ShopFactory is not installed on this new machine yet, then simply download and install ShopFactory again from our website: http://www.shopfactory.com/contents/en-us/d18.html

- Plug the external drive or thumb drive

- Copy the zip file to the same directory tree

- Open Windows Explorer and locate the folder where you want the shop project to be stored, by default, it should be saved in:

My Documents\ShopFactory V11 Websites

- Right click within the content window and select PASTE

- The zip file will be copied. Once it’s finished copying, right-click on the file and select “EXTRACT HERE…

- The shop project will be extracted. Double-click onthe shop folder to open it

- Double click on the .sfc file to open the shop project in ShopFactory (Or you can run ShopFactory 10 and browse... to "ShopFactory V11 Websites" folder and select the shop project.



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Article ID: 459
Created On: 27 Apr 2007 12:00 AM

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