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Backing Up SOLAAR Methods and Data


How do I back up data and methods in Solaar?


  • iCE 3300
  • iCE 3400
  • iCE 3500



Please refer to Instructions below for details on which files are needed for backup of Solaar Software.

In order to back up existing Solaar files pertaining to methods and results,  copy and paste the "Data" folder located here: C:\SOLAARM\DATA  to one of the following media:

  1. Another newly created folder on the Hard Disk Drive (see Windows Operating instructions for carrying out this task)
  2. A thumb drive...(This is a computer memory stick that can be purchased locally and push into the USB port)
  3. Network Drive
  4. Burned to a DVD disk (please refer to computer's operating manual for instructions)
  5. Burned to a CD Rom (please refer to the computer's operating manual for instructions)

Note: It is advisable to use options 2-5 versus a folder located on the local hard drive. In the even the local hard drive becomes corrupted, the backed up files may not be accessible.

By Clicking on each folder with the right mouse button, one will get options affecting the folder. Copy or "Send to" can be used to put a copy of the folder and its contents in a new location. 

The Method(s) and Data files can be use to restore the data files in the event that the local hard drive has been compromised by copying them from the backed up location to the respective folder on the local hard drive. The pertinent data files stored in the "Data" folder are as follows:

Methods:   The method file has a file extension of .SLM. In most instances there will only be one method files named "METHODS.SLM" unless you have purposefully created a method file by another name.

Data: The data files which contain results have an extensio of .SLR. There most likley will be multiple .SLR files depending on how often you create new results files.



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