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Author Topic: Back Up / Restore Instructions  (Read 1037 times)

phoenix1971

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Back Up / Restore Instructions
« on: April 24, 2020, 06:08 PM »
can anyone point me in the direction of a detailed how-to in backing up and restoring the launcher,as i'm fed up in having problems and having to do everting time and time afain, thanks in advance

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Re: Back Up / Restore Instructions
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2020, 10:15 PM »
You shouldn't have any trouble upgrading, it should upgrade and preserve all your settings.

If you do want to back up your settings, there are a couple of files to back up:
  • Each launch bar will be its own .MCF file (most users will only have one!); this is the most important file.
  • LaunchBarCommander.ini - some generic options
  • LaunchBarCommander.mcp - just tells LBC which launch bar files to load

By default these will all be in: C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\DonationCoder\LaunchbarCommander\ directory.


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Re: Back Up / Restore Instructions
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 10:16 PM »
If you have any doubt about where your launch bar data file is stored, just click on the FILE node in the main configuration and LBC will tell you:
Screenshot - 4_25_2020 , 10_15_45 PM.png

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Re: Back Up / Restore Instructions
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2020, 10:28 PM »
so if i export them somewhere safe abd when i re install ,do i just copy and pastre those files back and i'm back to where i was? cheers

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Re: Back Up / Restore Instructions
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2020, 10:29 PM »
Yep.

After you copy the files, if you open the new version of LBC and don't see your dock file loaded, choose from the menu File -> Open File and browse to your MCF file.

Make sure you backup the MCF you are using inside your LBC (see the screenshot), and not some other default empty .mcf file that might come pre-included with LBC.

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Re: Back Up / Restore Instructions
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2020, 10:32 PM »
thank you so much ,dont feel as nervous now to re do the menu  and feel like im wasting my time