How do I copy/rename a Readerware database?

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Last Updated: April 11, 2015
Keywords: backup, restore, wizard, open, database, delete

A Readerware database is made up of multiple files. The best way to copy or rename a Readerware database is using the backup and restore feature. That ensures that all files are handled correctly. Plus you get a free backup in the process

Select the File->Backup Database menu item 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.

Select the File->Restore Database menu item and the restore wizard will guide you through the process of creating the new database. On the Restore File Selection page of the wizard, click on the Browse button and select the backup file you just created. On the Database Selection page of the wizard, click on the Browse button and enter the name of your new database in the File name field. You can also select the location of your new database.

Once the restore completes your new database will open automatically.

If you are renaming a database, you can delete the old database once you have verified that your new database is correct. Select the File->Delete Database menu item.