Burn a Backup to CD v5.6- Restore from a CD

You cannot save a Volunteer Reporter backup directly to a CD, but you can back it up anywhere on your computer and then burn it to a CD. There are different ways to burn a CD, depending upon your computer's software. Here are the basics using Windows' Write CD Wizard.

Backup Data

  1. Open the Volunteer Reporter
  2. Make sure everybody else is out of the Reporter, including closing the Touch-Screen Administrator if you use it.
  3. File menu | backup
  4. Click the file folder icon to the right of the "Put the backup in A:\" field
  5. Scroll up to navigate to the desktop to save the file there
  6. Click the desktop once to highlight it
  7. Click OK
  8. Click OK again
  9. It is always named VRdata.zip

Burn to CD

Restore Data from a Backup

First, Select the Proper Data Set

The Reporter restores data to the currently selected data set.

Restore the Data from a CD

In the Reporter, go to the File menu | Restore | Restore Data Files window:

  1. To the right of the "Restore from A:\" field click the little folder icon.
  2. Scroll down to find the CD drive.
  3. Click once on the CD drive to highlight it.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click OK again.
  6. [If there are two CD drives and you got the wrong one, repeat steps 1-6 but try the other CD drive.]

You will receive several messages:

DANGER!
Are you sure you want to replace your current data with a previous copy of your data?

Click OK

Restore complete
! Finished

Click OK

Revised 03/Aug/2011

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