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
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.
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.
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.
Next up is the verification page. This is your last chance to change
settings prior to importing the portable installation. A quick summary of
choices is listed. Click on Next if you are ready to go.
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.
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
proceed to the final page of this wizard.
Your Readerware database has been imported.
Click on Finish to close the wizard and open your imported database.
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