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Transferring Customisation Settings from Old to New PC

Post by rfj1001 » 23 Apr 2022 11:39

I've now got FH installed on a new pc and have transferred the licence from the old pc to the new one. All that works fine as does access to the project file that is stored on a separate NAS

However, I've obviously got a totally clean FH nstallation with none of the years of customisation that I have built up.

I can't see anything obvious on earlier forum posts on how to transfer the customisation settings from an old to a new pc.

Can SKS help me out please.

Many thanks

Robin

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Re: Transferring Customisation Settings from Old to New PC

Post by tatewise » 23 Apr 2022 11:48

Hi Robin. There have been plenty of posts so not sure how you missed them. e.g.
Transfer FH7 to new computer? (19656)
new computer (19345)
Exporting Files including Media to a new computer (19518)
Migrating to new Windows 11 Laptop existing 2nd installation (20178)

See the FHUG Knowledge Base Family Historian Copy and Migration Guide that explains migrating custom Program Settings.

See Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin (20544) that offers a new plugin for migrating settings.
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Re: Transferring Customisation Settings from Old to New PC

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 23 Apr 2022 11:49

Have a look at Family Historian Copy and Migration Guide.

For a plugin to transfer settings, there are now two options available:

(1) the Plugin described in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=20544&start=50#p124390

(2) this longer-standing plugin which is a bit more complex and (I believe) slightly slower.

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Re: Transferring Customisation Settings from Old to New PC

Post by rfj1001 » 27 Apr 2022 08:16

Thanks Helen/Mike for the advice,

I had to ring Calico Pie support as I needed their help to deactivate/activate licences to use the plug in routes. They gave me an alternative method that didn't require activated licences on both old and new pc.

It was to copy all the folders and files in the (hidden) C:\ProgramData\Calico Pie\Family Historian folder on the 'old' pc and paste them into the same folder on the 'new' one. It was certainly fast and, on first inspection, I can't yet see anything I'm missing. Time will tell though what I'm missing :).

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Re: Transferring Customisation Settings from Old to New PC

Post by tatewise » 27 Apr 2022 09:07

Yes, copying that folder will cope with most customisations, but possibly not all of them.
The details of that hidden folder are in the FHUG KB Family Historian Program Data Folder.

The plugin mentioned by Helen at point (1) creates batch scripts that backup/restore that folder and other customisations without needing to run FH on both PC.
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