This article provides best practices for backing up your local iRise Studio data. These are private projects that you have created locally on your PC, not on a Definition Center. You can use the information in this document to create a safe backup copy of all of your local project data when:
- Upgrading to a newer version of Studio
- Re-installing the software
- Re-imaging a machines operating system.
- Changing machines
Exit out of any versions of iRise Studio before proceeding.
Locate the data directory
In a standard installation of the Studio software where defaults were accepted, the data directory will be located in the following directories depending on your operating system:
Copy or backup the directory
Manually make a copy of the data directory by copying and pasting the data directory to a different location through Windows Explorer (Win) or Finder (Mac). Alternatively, use a file compression utility like WinZip (Win) or Stuffit Expander (Mac) to create a compressed file backup of the entire data directory, including all files and subdirectories.
Save the backup somewhere safe
Save the copied data directory or the compressed file copy of the data directory to a safe location, preferably external such as a portable USB drive or network location.
It's a good habit to export any important local projects as iDocs.