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How do I transfer my personal data from my office to my home computer?

How to transfer personal data from one computer to another

Answer

Suppose your computer in the office is called ‘OFFICE’ and the one at home is called ‘HOME’

1) To transfer the Cases:
The cases are saved by default in the files \radar\cases\REPERT.DA1, DA2, ID1, ID2. You cannot just copy these files onto a CD or USB memory stick to transfer them from the ‘OFFICE’ computer to the ‘HOME’ computer, as you will overwrite all the cases on the home computer.  You need to proceed as follows.

On the ‘OFFICE’ computer :

  • Close Radar,
  • Insert the CD or USB memory stick
  • Start the Windows Explorer,
  • Open the folder \RADAR\CASES,
  • Rename the case files

from - to
*REPERT.DA1 - OFFICE.DA1
*REPERT.DA2 - OFFICE.DA2
*REPERT.ID1 - OFFICE.ID1
*REPERT.ID2 - OFFICE.ID2
Copy the files OFFICE.* onto a CD or USB memory stick (Select files and then click on the right button of the mouse, choose 'send to'

On the ‘HOME’ computer:

  • Close Radar,
  • Start the Windows Explorer,
  • Open the folder \RADAR\CASES,

- Rename the following files
from - to
*REPERT.DA1 - HOME.DA1
*REPERT.DA2 - HOME.DA2
*REPERT.ID1 - HOME.ID1
*REPERT.ID2 - HOME.ID2

Insert the CD or plug in the USB memory stick from the OFFICE computer:

  • Start the Windows Explorer and look for the CD drive or USB stick
  • Select the files OFFICE.* (« Edit », « Select all »),
  • Choose « Edit », « Copy »,
  • Open the folder \RADAR\CASES on the hard disk (C :),
  • Choose « Edit », « Paste ».

- To use the Cases files from the OFFICE on the home computer,
- Start Radar,
- Open the Clipboard window
- Select the "File" and choose "Open another catalogue of cases"
- Select the file OFFICE.DA1 if you want to work with the cases from the office and select the file HOME. DA1 if you want to open the cases from home.

2) To transfer the patients files
On ‘OFFICE’ computer :
- Start the Windows Explorer
- Open the folder \Radar\Winchip\Filepati,
- Rename the folder USER into OFFICE (if your patients are saved in another catalogue than the default ‘USER’, rename that other catalogue)
- Copy the folder OFFICE and its entire contents onto a CD or USB memory stick.

On ‘HOME’ computer :
- Start the Windows Explorer
- Open the folder \Radar\Winchip\Filepati,
- Rename the folder USER to HOME,
- Insert the CD or USB memory stick. Copy the folder OFFICE from the diskette into the folder \Radar\Winchip\Filepati on the hard disk.

To Select patients files to use on your home computer:
- Start WinCHIP,
- Choose "Open patient catalogue" from the "File" menu.
- Select the catalogue of patients file to open:


3) To transfer keynotes
On ‘OFFICE’ computer :
- Start the Windows Explorer,
- Select all the files in the folder \Radar\Data\Keynotes (Menu « Edit », « Select all »,
- Click on the right mouse button,
- Choose "Send to", CD or USB memory stick

On ‘HOME’ computer :
- To copy the Keynotes files from the OFFICE, insert the CD or USB memory stick
- start the Windows Explorer and open the drive A:
- Select all the keynotes files from the CD or USB stick (« Edit », « Select all »),
- Choose « Edit », « Copy »,
- Open the folder \RADAR\DATA\KEYNOTES on the hard disk (C :),
- Choose « Edit », « Paste ».

IMPORTANT:
This will overwrite the Keynotes files on the home computer !

4) To transfer Authors/Remedies
NOTE
Transfer must be done only in one way.

On ‘OFFICE’ computer :
- Start the Windows Explorer,
- Open the folder \RADAR\SYSTEM,
- Copy the files REMED.DAT & REMED.IDX and AUTHOR.DAT & AUTHOR.IDX onto a diskette.

On ‘HOME’ computer :
- Start the Windows Explorer,
- Open the folder \RADAR\SYSTEM,
- Insert the above diskette into the drive,
- Copy the files from the diskette into the folder \RADAR\SYSTEM.

 


Entry from: 14.11.2006
This entry is located in category: General Information, Edit / personal additions

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