Moving MainType Font Vault to Another PC

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hmonnier
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Moving MainType Font Vault to Another PC

Post by hmonnier » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:28 pm

I am migrating to a new PC (the old one is dying). What is the easiest way to transfer both the application, and the font database to my new machine?
Thx, Henri
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Re: Moving MainType Font Vault to Another PC

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:13 pm

Transferring the application should be simple. Just copy the installation file and reinstall it. If you didn't keep a copy of the download, and it's an older version, then you will need a link to older installer.

I am not an expert MainType user, so follow this advice with due caution:

You have to run FontConfig to export a backup.

That's in: C:\Program Files (x86)\High-Logic FontService\FMSConfig.exe

First Stop the Font Service, then you can perform a backup of the Vault and copy it to the other PC.

Run FontCofig on the other PC, Stop it, then restore from the backup.

Then restart the font service.
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