BACKUP YOUR CNC12 on a USB Stick!

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BACKUP YOUR CNC12 on a USB Stick!

Post by martyscncgarage »

Every time you make a change in the Wizard or CNC12 it is captured in the REPORT FILE.
The Report file has all your machine parameters and settings.
It is CRUCIAL you save a copy of your working machine's REPORT and even a good idea to keep a copy of the working CNCM or CNCT directory along with any license files ONTO A USB Stick and store them OFF the CNC12 PC.

Keep a fresh copy of the same version of CNC12 you are using on that USB stick too.
This will help you quickly get back up and running in the event of a PC crash, hard disk failure etc.

If you open the reportxxxxx.zip file, look for the same named reportxxxxx.txt file, open it, it will tell you what version CNC12 you were running. It will also provide all the settings for your CNC12 installation.

If you had to start from scratch, you would use your USB stick, install a fresh copy of CNC12 on the repaired PC, then use F7 Utility, F2 Restore Report, point it to the newest report file you saved and it will restore CNC12 as it was when that saved report was made. Better than starting from Scratch!

Marty
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