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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Installing project on new hard drive
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 19:46:55 -0400
Rick Van Dusen wrote:
>The main reason (besides size) for using a .sqz file to transfer data is
>that TMG consistently finds and saves all the needed data files, whereas
>the user dragging them has many opportunities to mess things up.
Very well put!!!
>1. Keep your last extant .sqz files.
>2. First, restore from your last successful .sqz file. This should
>recapture some of your settings that might otherwise be lost.
>3. Have all instances of TMG closed and Copy--don't Move--the dragged
>files back to the default TMG data folder. This will overwrite most of
>the files you just created with the restore.
>4. Open TMG, and if your project opens successfully, reindex, etc.
>5. If your project does not open successfully, try copying the dragged
>files again. If that doesn't work, restore from your last .sqz (better
Let me add to what Rick said above. In point 3 above, leave TMG open
and select File=>Copy Project from the Main Menu. Don't copy or move
project files outside of TMG. This ensures that ALL project files
are properly moved. After TMG finishes copying a project, open the
project in its new location. If a quick perusal indicates everything
is OK then you can select File=>Delete Project from the Main Menu and
delete the "old" project if you wish.
Letting TMG do all the "moving" and saving is a much safer method of
doing things and prevents any problems in the future.
Hope this helps -
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