How can I transfer Readerware 2.0 and my database to a new machine?

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Last Updated: October 06, 2019
Keywords: transfer, backup, wizard, restore, open, compress

This article is for Readerware 2 users and will guide you through the process of transferring your Readerware 2 database to a new machine.

Start by downloading the last version of Readerware 2 from the web site to your new machine. Install the program and register with your current codes. If you no longer have your registration e-mail, start your existing Readerware installation and select Help->Register. Your registration name and code will be displayed. If you need your registration e-mail resent, please contact You should now have Readerware running on your new machine, but no data.

The easiest way to transfer your database to a new machine is to use the Readerware backup and restore feature

Select File->Backup Database on your old machine and the backup wizard will guide you through the process of backing up your database. This will create a single compressed file containing all your data.

Transfer the backup file to your new machine. If the machines are networked it should be simple. If not you can use a CD burner, an external drive or flash drive, e-mail the file to yourself or upload the file to your ISP or an online service and download on to your new computer. Many ISPs provide online storage with internet accounts, check with your ISP.

Start Readerware on your new machine and select File->Restore Database. The restore wizard will guide you through the process of recreating your database. Once the restore completes, select File->Open Database and all your data will be displayed.

The two machines do not need to be running the same operating system. You can use this procedure to transfer Readerware and your database from say a Windows PC to a Mac. There is no charge for switching operating systems. Just download the appropriate version of Readerware and register with your existing codes, they are cross platform.