Transferring or Backing up your Prices and Templates
If you wish to transfer (or simply backup) your ProSelect Data (prices, templates etc) and image resource data to another computer, you can do this by following the steps below.
Most of the configuration information that ProSelect uses is saved in two places:
Step 1 - ProSelect Data (Prices & Templates etc)
The ProSelect data (basic prices and templates data) can be copied using "ProSelect Data -->Export Data to..." (under the File menu) to save this data to an external file which you copy to your other computer (or backup in your archive area).
If copying this data to another computer, then use the "ProSelect Data -->Import Data from..." command (under the File menu) on the destination computer to import that exported data.
Note: This is called "Prices & Templates Data" (under the File menu) on ProSelect versions 2011r2 and older.
Step 2 - ProSelect Resources Folder
You also need to copy to your image resource files to your other computer (or shared location or archive area). The easiest way to do this is to copy your entire ProSelect Resources Folder to the other location. If you are not sure where you set this folder to on your computer, or you wish to change its location to say a shared location, then you can do this through ProSelect's Preferences (under the Edit menu):
Preferences --> General Settings --> Sharing (tab) --> Resource Folder Location
Hint: If you click on the "Show Folder" button, this takes you directly to the ProSelect Resource folder location. This gives you instant access for copying to another computer (if not in a shared location) or making a backup copy.
In ProSelect v4 to v2011r2
Preferences --> General Settings --> Default Folders (tab) --> Resource Folder Location
The location of this folder and other helpful information is also described in the article "Finding the ProSelect Resources Folder".
Transferring Preferences Data
The other saved information in ProSelect is the current Preferences and operational settings that are particular to that computer the ProSelect software is installed on. This includes your last window positions and sizes, recent albums and where ProSelect finds the ProSelect Data file and ProSelect Resource folder (as discussed above).
For ProSelect v2012r2 and newer, you can instantly save a copy of your Preferences file using the "Save" button in the "Sharing Preferences" section of Preferences window in ProSelect. Use the "Selected Folder" option to specify where you wish to save it to. See the "Preferences" page in the Backup & Sharing section of the ProSelect Reference Manual for this and more (quick access under the Help menu in ProSelect).
For ProSelect v2012r1 and older, you will need to do this maually. Please see the article called Finding ProSelect Data & Preferences Files for the name of the Preference file and it's location for Mac and Windows OS versions. Note: While you can copy the ProSelect Data files between Mac and PC, we do NOT recommend transferring the Preferences file for these older ProSelect versions since any file references included (eg paths to music files or the default folder) will not be compatible.
Note: Some settings (ie Page Setup, Slideshow Music settings, Default folders etc) may need to be adjusted/reset on the computer that the Preferences has been copied to.