Backup and Restore of MARC Notepad Settings

Backing up MARC Notepad Settings

All of MARC Notepad’s custom settings are stored under two folders within the Documents and Settings folder on the C: drive. If your computer is managed through a central network server some of these instructions may not apply to you. Please consult your network administrator for advice.

These are the two folders which need to be backed up to a CD or a network drive, should you need to reinstall MARC Notepad for any reason. Ensure that MARC Notepad is not running and make copies of these folders and their contents whenever settings or database groups have been changed in order to have a good backup of your MARC Notepad environment.

  1. C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\WebClarity Software Inc\MARC Notepad
    This folder contains MARC Notepad settings that are specific to this physical computer and common to all users of the computer. See the notes under Restoring MARC Notepad settings for important details on these settings.

  2. C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\WebClarity Software Inc\MARC Notepad
    This folder contains all of the personal settings for the currently logged-in MARC Notepad user. See the notes under Restoring MARC Notepad settings for important details on these settings.
    Note: USERNAME is the username you specify when logging in to Windows. If you do not normally login when Windows starts USERNAME could be Default User

  3. Make a copy of these folders along with a copy of the MARC Notepad application installer (e.g. MN210.exe) on a CD or a backed up network drive for safe keeping.

Re-installing MARC Notepad

If you have a copy of your MARC Notepad Settings files as well as the current application installer, you will be able to precisely recreate your MARC Notepad environment in the event of a hardware failure or hardware replacement/upgrade. At a minimum you will need a copy of the MARC Notepad application installer in order to re-install MARC Notepad to its default settings. Note: Users holding a current Maintenance agreement with WebClarity can obtain a copy of the current MARC Notepad installer via web download; however, backups of your settings are important if you have modified the default settings, created groups of databases, etc.

  1. To restore your previous MARC Notepad environment a backup of your MARC Notepad Settings will be required. If your old hardware is not operational, this step is not possible and a factory default installation on your new computer will be the only option. Regular backups of your Application Data folders are invaluable for preserving any custom settings. Note: If you have co-workers who have a similar MARC Notepad environment, you can backup their MARC Notepad Settings and use them as a starting point.

  2. If re-installing MARC Notepad on a new computer, please contact WebClarity Technical Support: support@webclarity.info.
    Please provide the following information:
    • MARC Notepad Serial Number
    • Confirmation that MARC Notepad has been uninstalled from the old hardware
    • Reason for re-installation (new computer, moving to different workstation, etc.)
    This step is very important as a MARC Notepad license will not activate on a different computer without intervention from WebClarity Technical Support.

  3. Install MARC Notepad using the backup copy of the installer (e.g. MN21X.exe). If you have a current Maintenance contract for your license, you can obtain assistance from WebClarity Technical Support, as well as download a copy of the installer. Note: We can only provide installers for current Maintenance holders, otherwise you must have a copy of the installer saved on CD or a network drive in order to re-install MARC Notepad.

  4. Restore previous settings (optional)
    • Ensure you are logged in to Windows with your usual username
    • Copy all of the files from the backup you prepared earlier to their respective locations on the new computer:
      C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\WebClarity Software Inc\MARC Notepad
      C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\WebClarity Software Inc\MARC Notepad

  5. Launch MARC Notepad and you will be prompted to re-activate your software.
Important Note: Under the terms of the License Agreement, a single MARC Notepad license/activation can be installed and used on only one workstation.

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