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Prep for clean reinstall of Windows

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pokeefe
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Prep for clean reinstall of Windows

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I have not seen any article on preparing for a reinstall of SyncBackPro after a clean reinstall of Windows. Should I copy the 2BrightSparks AppData\Local files, or is an export/import of the backup profiles sufficient? And what about ProgData? Is there anything there that needs to be saved, or will it be appropriately rebuild on reinstallation?

Most worrisome to me is the licensing. I've currently got SyncBackPro running on 4 computers. I believe my license allows for 5. Will this 2BrightSparks know this is a the same computer or will it count as a 5th computer. (There will be no hardware changes; it will be the same computer.) I'm not aware the SyncBackPro even checks what computer it's running on, but I don't want to unnecessarily run into my license limit. (This will probably not be the last clean reinstall of Windows that I have to do.)
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Re: Prep for clean reinstall of Windows

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It never hurts to backup your whole AppData folder when doing a clean install. You have a great program to do so! But you know best if there are any 'global' program settings that you've spend some time on. Check the things in the hamburger menu on the top left. And maybe the logs are important to you. If there is a ransomware detection file it doesn't really matter i think you can just create a new one.

Most anything else that you see in the Profile Setup is in the profiles as far as i know. Not sure about the History tab, or Shared Settings. Had no issues putting everything back myself, though i always like to revisit things when doing a clean install.
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