Font Groups on 2 computers - Need to import to New computer

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missjax1
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Font Groups on 2 computers - Need to import to New computer

Post by missjax1 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:32 pm

Please help!
I have font groups on 2 computers. The first group is on a desktop I used a couple years ago, the second is on a desktop I used until yesterday. I had groups on the older computer set up - but couldn't figure out how to export the groups - or import them to the newer desktop - so I started over...but didn't finish categorizing everything - and also acquired tons of new fonts.

I just got a new laptop (that is AWESOME!!) and will be using this as my main computer. I don't have the time to set up all new groups again.

I need to know how to #1 - merge the groups I had on the old desktop to the new one.. then #2 take those groups and import them to my new laptop.
I am paralyzed without my fonts somewhat organized (I have close to 4k) and need to get this working ASAP.

I read a post about the groups being in "my documents" - but they aren't there. If someone would be so kind to post step by step instructions on how to do this in this post I would be forever grateful!!!

thanks in advance!!!

p.s. I tried running FMS config - but the option to restore is greyed out. I can see that I have a backup from 2013 - but have no idea what to do with it. :(

missjax1
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Re: Font Groups on 2 computers - Need to import to New compu

Post by missjax1 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:45 pm

ok.. i am working on getting a backup from my most recent "old" computer - and am going to try installing it.
I got a message when I tried updating the middle desktop with the backup from the old desktop saying it would overwrite changes that were made to that copy of main type. I cancelled it because i was afraid I would lose the information from the middle computer.
Is there a way to merge two backups together to load onto my new laptop?

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Re: Font Groups on 2 computers - Need to import to New compu

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:37 am

No, you can't merge your font databases and/or vaults.

You can create a backup through FmsConfig, as available from Windows start menu -> High-Logic MainType

First stop the service on the Status tab to enable the backup options:
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Next create the backup:
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Then copy the backup to your new system and restore the backup.
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