Troubleshooting Move to New Laptop

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MyChicCrafts
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Troubleshooting Move to New Laptop

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My old laptop died. I have the HDD hooked up to a device so that I can see all the files. I opened the FmsConfig, but the Service Settings are blank. I have all my fonts tagged (close to 10k) and need to move the database over to my new laptop. I have tried to follow several of the instructions found here, but I'm doing something wrong. I was working in v10 and have installed v10 on my new laptop. Now what?
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Re: Troubleshooting Move to New Laptop

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If the settings are empty, stop the FontService from the Status tab, and select the folders
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Re: Troubleshooting Move to New Laptop

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I get the error "Failed to open registry key". I assume it's because I have the old HDD hooked directly into my new laptop.
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Re: Troubleshooting Move to New Laptop

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Am I right in thinking that you have never installed MainType on your new laptop, but are running it from the old hard drive? I didn't think that was possible, but if it is it would explain the missing registry key.

In that case, install MainType on the Laptop and enter the registry key.
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Re: Troubleshooting Move to New Laptop

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I have v10 installed on the new laptop and have stopped FmsConfig. I have to plug in the old harddrive into the new laptop to see the files. I have the FmsCongfig turned off and all 3 registries are still blank in the old files. No matter which folder I choose, I get "Failed to open registry keys"

I don't know how to add an image to show you.
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Re: Troubleshooting Move to New Laptop

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MyChicCrafts wrote: Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:38 pm I don't know how to add an image to show you.
Use the attachments tab to add images. Use Alt+Printscreen to capture a dialog or error message, and save it as PNG for the best results.
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Re: Troubleshooting Move to New Laptop

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