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Backup databases before an install?
Do I need to backup any databases when I install an upgrade?
I don't want to lose any music or setting for looping on hoedowns.
If you're paranoid, you can backup everything in the following folders, but there is no need just to do an upgrade:
Occasionally you should back up these folders in case something catastrophic and unforeseen happens to your computer.
Can't start install program - Bad command line
I was unable to install the new version on my desktop from the internet download. I have installed previous versions of your program on my Compaq both from CD and from internet download. Would you have an idea why I can't do this one? I get an error message saying
Formerly I had your program on my C drive and the last time I installed I put it on the D drive, would that make any difference? Or is it just some strange thing with the Compaq version of Windows?
If the setup package is 'good', then try the following:
I hope this helps.
Copy CSDS onto Computer Without Internet Access
How to I copy CSDS onto a computer without internet access?
Install CSDS on Portable Thumb Drive
Please send me info on using CSDS from a USB key (thumb drive)
Installing CSDS on both a desktop and a laptop
I was wondering if I may install a copy of CSDS on my new laptop as well as the one on my desktop machine.
If so, how do I get the most recent version onto the laptop?
Do one of the following:
Installing CSDS on multiple machines
I'm now starting to work on 2 machines. I got a big fast system for home, and will use the laptop for calling & travel only. I need some guidance on moving CSDS database files (sequences, dances, ...) between the two systems. Is it as simple as copying them over?
I have CSDS installed on several machines. I designate one machine as the master machine (my home desktop), on which I make sure to have all updates. My laptops, work machine, and Debbie's machine get copies of files from the master machine. If I make a change on a non-master machine (e.g., a laptop), I make sure that either I make the same change on the desktop or I import the changes from the laptop.
Installing via USB
Our new laptop does not have a CD or floppy drive. Can we install CSDS on our desktop, and then transfer the whole thing via the USB port cable to our laptop, or must installation be done via an external CD drive?
The CSDS installation consists of the three files supplied on the CD: setup.exe, setup.lst, and CSDS.cab.
Copy these three files to the laptop using your USB cable, run setup.exe, then delete the three files.
My laptop has completely crashed and they are installing a new hard drive. The problem is that I canÂ't remember if there was anything special that I need to reinstall the CSDS program on the new hard drive. Can you help?
Go to http://www.ceder.net/csds/csds_ftp.php and download and install the latest 'Complete Release'. Follow the instructions on the page.
Transfer files from desktop to laptop
Can I transfer CSDS to my laptop by copying files from my computer?
My laptop does not have a CD drive.
You can not just copy the program folder (usually C:\SQDATA) to the laptop because several system files need to be installed and registered.
Uninstall - ST6UNST.LOG
How to I remove ST6UNSTG.LOG from the registry?
User ID File Does Not Exist
I completed the installation, and created the icon on my desktop. When I clicked on the CSDS icon, however, I was not prompted to enter the 14-character user key. Instead I got a dialog box that says:
FATAL ERROR User ID File Does Not Exist C:\SQDATA\USERINFO.DAT
There are (at least) 3 reasons why this error message may occur:
If you have a copy of scrrun.dll and still receive this error message, send me an E-mail message, and I'll send you the userinfo.dat file via an E-mail attachment.
File userinfo.dat should be placed in the CSDS installation folder (usually C:\SQDATA).
Check the pathname listed in the error message. The pathname should usually either be C:\SQDATA\USERINFO.DAT or C:\Program Files\CSDS\USERINFO.DAT. If the pathname is something else (e.g., C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\USERINFO.DAT) then you've probably incorrectly installed the program.
If you've downloaded the "executable only" release from the web, copy the downloaded file, csdszip.exe, into C:\SQDATA (or wherever it is that you've placed CSDS), then run csdszip from that location. There should already be a 'Userinfo.dat' file in that folder.
You probably need to clean up the stuff on your desktop. For example, the CSDS icon may need to be deleted and re-created.
Can CSDS be installed onto my Windows 3.1 laptop?
"Program Files" folder
Can CSDS be installed in the "Program Files" folder rather C:\SQDATA?
However... All of the CSDS documentation assumes that the program has been installed in C:\SQDATA.