I have purchased a new Computer. How can I install CoinManage on the new computer and retain all my data and images?
Here are instructions on moving CoinManage to a new machine:
In all cases you should install the program on the new machine.
Do not simply copy all the program files over. The setup program must be run.
If the version of CoinManage you are using does backups to ZIP files
a) Do a backup (File > Backup Database..
b) In the Backup Save As
dialog, you can change the name of the backup file or accept the default name
c) then select (File > Manage Backup Files
) from the main menu.
d) Take the most recent Zip file and transfer it to your new machine. You can do this by copying the ZIP file to a USB or external drive..or
perhaps copying it to a shared folder on your network that the new machine has access to.
e) Install and run CoinManage on your new machine.
f) Select (File > Restore..) from the main menu.
g) Select the ZIP file you backed up in the previous step and press the Open
If the version of CoinManage you are using does NOT backup data to a ZIP file.
Copy the COINDESC.MDB file from the old machine to overwrite the file on the new machine. The folder location can be found by running the program and select (File
> Go to Data Folder
). On older versions of CoinManage without this command, you can see the Data Folder location in the program Preferences (Tools
Copy the COINDESC.MDB file from the data folder on your old machine to the CoinManage data folder on your new machine, replacing the COINDESC.MDB file you will see there.
If you have been attaching your own images to coin records, copy all the JPG files in the CoinImages subdirectory on your old machine to the same CoinManage
folder on your new machine. The user images folder can be found by running CoinManage and select (File > Go to Images Folder
) or see the Images folder
setting in the program Preferences (Tools > Preferences
Note: If you can't see the folder specified in the Preferences, this is proabably because Windows hides some directories by default. To change
In Windows Vista:
In Windows 7:
you will probably need to scroll down a bit on the page to see the instructions.