I have purchased a new Computer. How can I install StampManage on the new
computer and retain all my data and images?
Here are instructions on moving StampManage to a new
If you are moving your data from a version of
StampManage that has the Backup
a) Install StampManage on your new machine.
b) Backup your data on the old machine using
FILE > BACKUP DATABASE...
c) Select FILE > MANAGE BACKUP FILES...
and copy the ZIP file you just
backed up from the old machine to a folder on your new
d) On your new machine, run StampManage and use the RESTORE command to open the ZIP file you
copied over in step c.
All your text data and images should be imported into your new installation of StampManage.
If you are using an older copy of StampManage on your original
machine, that does not have the backup and restore
a) You should install the program on the new machine.
b) Then copy the STAMPDATA.MDB file from the old machine
to overwrite the file with the same name on the new machine.
To find the location of your STAMPDATA.MDB file and images on your old machine, select TOOLS > PREFERENCES
from the main menu.
The Database Directory
settings show where your STAMPDATA.MDB
file is and where any images you have attached to your
collection records are stored.
c) If you have been attaching your own images to stamp
records, copy all the JPG files in the StampImages
subdirectory to the Stamp Images folder on your new
To quickly open the folder where StampManage stores the
data file and images.
Select FILE > GOTO DATA FOLDER
or FILE > GOTO MY IMAGES FOLDER from the main menu.
Note: After selecting FILE > GO TO DATA FOLDER, you must exit
before replacing the STAMPDATA.MDB
file with the file from the old machine. StampManage
locks this file while the application is running..The location of the STAMPDATA.MDB
file is in the data folder as shown in the program
preferences. If you can't see the data folder above, This may be because
Windows hides some directories by default. To change this:
In Windows Vista:
In Windows 7:
We have created a video that shows how to move an old StampManage data file for use on a new
machine using StampManage.