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Backup Data to Desktop

  1. Open the Volunteer Reporter
  2. It’s good insurance to close everybody else out of the Reporter, including closing the Touch-Screen Administrator if you use it.
  3. File menu | Backup
  4. Click the file folder (browse) icon to the right of the “Put the backup in” field¬†browse
  5. Scroll up to navigate to the desktop to save the file there
  6. Click the name desktop once to highlight it
  7. Click OK
  8. Check to add the date to the filename.
  9. If you would like to include attached documents in the backup, check the appropriate checkbox.  This will make your backup file much larger.
  10. Click OK again
  11. The file on the desktop will be named something like VRdata_20130122.zip. It is VRdata with the date arranged by year, ending in .zip.

Here the steps are repeated with screen grabs.

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3. File menu | Backup

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4. Click the file folder (browse) icon

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5. Scroll up to navigate to the desktop. Click once on the desktop. Click OK.

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6. Verify the path. Check the box to Add the date to the filename. Click OK.

The file on the desktop will be named something like VRdata_20130122.zip. It is VRdata with the date arranged by year, ending in .zip.

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