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Pampered Chef: Importing Data from laptop to desktop. Please help!

  1. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

    ;) Hey everyone! I had a scare yesterday. I turned my laptop on and it wouldn't automatically run Windows so I called Dell and was on the phone with them for almost 2 hours. Well, luckily everything was recovered (something happened with my hard drive) and now I want to always make sure I have a back up of my shows and info on Pampered Partner but I don't know how to transfer the data from my laptop to my desktop. I read a while ago that some of you take your laptop with you to the shows and then come home and transfer the data to your desktop and I would LOVE to know how you do that. :confused: I am pretty computer compatible and I asked my recruiter but she has a show tonight and is doing a fair tomorrow. Could someone please tell me what to do? I really would like to get this done! :)

    Thanks in advance!
    Sep 23, 2005
  2. Laurenncraigory

    Laurenncraigory Member

    I havent tried this yet, but if you have one of those usb memory sticks, I could imagine that you should be able to go into pamperedpartner and when you go to exit it, when it prompts you to back up your files, back it up to the usb card then put the usb card in your desktop and try to upload it on to pampered partner, like i said, i avent tried yet, so it may not work, but let me know what happens if you decide to try it
  3. chefbilyeu

    chefbilyeu Member

    Hi Kristi!
    I've been through that scare! My desktop hard drive crashed, and I lost everything! I didn't back up anything on a disk, thinking it would never happen to me...well, I thought wrong. Since then, I've gotten a laptop, and do all my PC business on here. I backup my files on a thumbdrive (can have different names--just ask Staples, office depot, etc, and they'll know what you mean). You plug it into your USB port, and I back up my files on that. I'm sure you can upload your backup files onto your desktop also, but I think if you are concerned, just having them on your thumb drive will be suffice. Just don't lose your thumb drive :)
    Sep 23, 2005
  4. ChefSandyK

    ChefSandyK Member

    Backing Up Files

    Like the others have said, back up data to a thumbdrive. To transfer it to from laptop to desktop, back it up in one, then when you open PP on the other computer, under "Utilities" select "Restore From Backup". If you are going to do this, keep two things in mind...

    1) It's important that you ALWAYS back up your data before transferring from one computer to another.

    2) You need to remember which computer has the most current information on it, so that you back that one up before transferring to the other.

    I hope this makes sense. Feel free to email me if you have any other questions.

    Sep 23, 2005
  5. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

    Hey guys! Sandy, I just did what you said and it said that it was restored successfully but when I clicked on my shows or even tried to run a report, nothing is coming up. I transferred my data from a jump/thumb drive and it automatically put it as a zip file. Would that affect it somehow? I really would like for this to work and I appreciate everyone trying to help me with this! :eek: :)
    Sep 23, 2005
  6. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

    I Got It To Work!

    Okay, I played around with it for a few minutes and got it to work! Thank You so much! It already makes me feel better! :D
    Sep 23, 2005
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