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First published by:
Troy Wolbrink
on 29 Sep 2008
Last revision by:
Troy Wolbrink
on 21 May 2016
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How do I transfer my database to another computer?

TntConnect's user guide has a great reference on this:
  How to copy a TntConnect database to a new location

What follows is additional information and ideas:

If you know how to copy a file to another computer, you can easily transfer your TntConnect database to another computer.  It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1.  First of all, make sure that TntConnect is installed on the target computer.  It's best to install the latest version from the TntConnect website.

2.  Copy your TntConnect database file (it's a file that ends with .mpddb) to your other computer.  (Where is my database file?)  Here are a few ideas of how you can do this:

  • Use a service like Dropbox (www.dropbox.com).  By the way,
         here's more info on how you might continue to use TntConnect with a service like Dropbox.

  • Email the file (as an attachment) to yourself.  (Check with your ISP on size limits of your email.)

  • Copy the file onto a USB drive, memory stick, compact flash memory card, etc.

  • Copy the file onto an external hard drive or a network drive.

  • Copy the file directly to another computer by establishing a peer-to-peer network two computers using Ethernet, USB or Parallel ports.

3.  Once you've copied your database file onto the other computer, move it to a folder where you keep your normal documents (such as "My Documents").  Then just double-click on it, and it will open up in TntConnect!  (HINT:  If you copied the file from a CD-ROM, be sure to right-click on the file, click on "Properties" and turn off "Read Only".)

 

Recent Comments

By: katie.ackerman Posted on 10 Dec 2012 4:20 AM

Thanks for the tips. I had trouble at first, but after reading some of the other comments, got everything transferred.

By: Kth Mingo Posted on 16 May 2016 11:30 PM

I have two users for my tntconnect data base.  We have it saved in dropbox so we can both make changes when needed.  How can I make sure the changes I make sync up so the other user can see my changes made?

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 21 May 2016 3:32 AM

Make sure the Dropbox icon in the system tray (near the clock) shows a green check mark.  Then you should all be in sync.  If there is a sync conflict, TntConnect will bring this to your attention.  More info here:  www.tntware.com/.../how-can-i-share-my-database-with-my-spouse-over-dropbox.aspx