Readerware Portable Import Wizard

This wizard will help you import a Readerware portable installation back into your main Readerware installation. For example, while cataloging your library you might decide to create a Readerware portable installation on a thumb drive. You can then use this on any PC to catalog nearby books. When you are done you no longer need your portable installation and this wizard will let you import your new database back into your main installation.

When you install Readerware onto your computer it does a local install. This means that the programs are installed at the appropriate location on your local hard drive, and Readerware stores things like preferences under your user ID. For most users this is the best choice.

Readerware does support additional install configurations for use in specialized circumstances:
Portable installation - You can install Readerware and your database on a portable drive like a USB thumb drive. You can then take this drive with you and plug it in to any machine. You have your complete Readerware system with you on any machine. You can later import the database back into Readerware.

CD Install - You can copy Readerware and your database to a CD. You can then give a copy of the CD to non Readerware users. They can insert the CD into any machine and run Readerware from the CD and search and browse your database. The database is in read only mode, no changes are allowed.

Network install - You can configure Readerware and install it to a network share where users can run the program from the network server. This is designed for use with Readerware Client/Server Edition. You set your database up in client/server mode, then create a customized Readerware network install. When your user launches the program it will open the network database and use your custom options. There is no need for a local install when using Readerware Client/Server Edition.

Drive Selection

You need to tell Readerware where your portable install was created. Click on the Browse button and select the drive or volume containing the portable installation. Just select the drive or volume, you do not need to select a particular file.

Database Selection

Next select the database you want to copy the portable database to. If this database exists it will be overwritten by the portable database so please be careful when selecting the database.

By default Readerware will select the original database used to create the portable installation. This database will now be replaced with the database from your thumb drive. Click on the Browse button and select the name and location for the database.

Verification Page

Next up is the verification page. This is your last chance to change your settings prior to importing the portable installation. A quick summary of your choices is listed. Click on Next if you are ready to go. Click on Back if you want to change your choices.

Please heed the database will be overwritten warning if displayed. It means that the selected database will be overwritten with the contents of your portable database. A Readerware backup is always a good idea before overwriting an existing database.

Running Page

When you reach this page, your Readerware portable database is being imported. You will see a progress bar that will update as Readerware copies database files from your portable installation.

The time will vary based on the size of the database you are copying.

When the operation completes, click on the Next button to proceed to the final page of this wizard.


Complete Page

Your Readerware database has been imported.

Click on Finish to close the wizard and open your imported database.

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