How does one restore a font collection to another PC?

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How does one restore a font collection to another PC?

Post by ImTheNana » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:06 pm

With MainType 7.0 backup and restore, is it possible to 'restore' to a second computer? I have the same fonts on my laptop as I have on my desktop, but after installing MainType on the laptop too, I don't have the tags I took the (very long) time to tag all my fonts. I tried saving the backup and restoring it to the new install on the laptop, but it gave me an error that the vault couldn't be found (which was fixed with an uninstall/reinstall, but not restore).

In short, I'd like to share the backup with the second computer. Possible?
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Re: How does one restore a font collection to another PC?

Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:21 pm

The backup and restore feature should work, so do try again.
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Re: How does one restore a font collection to another PC?

Post by ImTheNana » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:35 pm

I tried several times. It's saying vault000 can't be found, and won't even open the program on the second computer when that error comes up.

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Re: How does one restore a font collection to another PC?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:46 am

Did you backup the entire folder and move it to the other PC?
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Re: How does one restore a font collection to another PC?

Post by Glyphman » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:30 pm

Hi, I'm using this method for sync between my 3 units; home pc, office pc and notebook. Having some small issues in the beginning my procedure now are (and works good):
The "home pc" is the one that I use for main library and where I make updates and changes. When making the backup I also copy the main librarys to the same place in the os for resp unit (if I have done changes ... erasing or completing with fonts)
I have also arranged so I have the same fonts installed in Windows OS standard folder for typefaces "Fonts"
1. Deactivate all fonts in "FE"
2. Make backup
- - - - - -
3. Copy the created backup library to the destination units harddrive, (if changed, also the main librarys with fonts updated)
4. Deactivate all fonts in "FE" on the destination unit
5. Restore backup from the new backuplibrary
6. Start up "FE" and let it complete the full index procedure before using

Maybee a little overkill, but if I do it like this I have no problems. Works OK until there will be a separate sync (online) function.

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Re: How does one restore a font collection to another PC?

Post by ImTheNana » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:45 am

Yes, I moved the entire folder. It still isn't finding vault000.

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