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DVDProfiler Tech help

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Allen Hirsch, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. Allen Hirsch

    Allen Hirsch Supporting Actor

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    I had my 300-DVD collection inventoried in DVDProfiler.
    My computer crashed last week, and I ended up doing a restore of Windows 98 without having to re-format, so all my files should still be intact, except for email, browser bookmarks, address book etc. (thanks, Microsoft [​IMG] [​IMG]).
    The DVDPro shortcut folder is still on my computer, but when I click to open DVD Profiler, it asks for the registration key, as if I'm installing it for the first time!! Since I lost all my email files in the restore, I don't have a registration key anymore.
    More importantly - how do I "restore" my DVD collection (and save myself the HOURS it took to catalog it!) that should still be in a DVDProfiler file somewhere on my computer??
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Stu Rosen

    Stu Rosen Second Unit

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    The DVD Profiler website does have, in its Download section, a database repair applet. Maybe that would help.

    As for the registration problem, if you have the freeware version, just register again, get a new number, and plug it in. If it's the for-pay version, then maybe a post to the DVD Profiler forum on its website might do the trick.
     
  3. LukeB

    LukeB Cinematographer

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    Also if you've recently uploaded the MyProfiler information, you can download it all from My Profiler if you really have lost the data - it should give you all the profiles up to date. But that's only applicable if you utilize the Online Listing feature.
     
  4. Allen Hirsch

    Allen Hirsch Supporting Actor

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    Thanks-
    I'd forgotten compeletely about My Profiler. I'm pretty sure I DID upload my collection for backup, just for this kind of contingency - but didn't remember it when I needed it. (Duh!)
    Isn't it fun, re-doing all this stuff when the great "productivity tool", the computer, completely crashes and trashes years of work that was supposed to permanently saved?[​IMG]
     
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    Brian E Screenwriter

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  6. Jonathan Perregaux

    Jonathan Perregaux Screenwriter

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    I run four operating systems and I was interested in porting over my DVD Profiler database from Windows NT Server (where I started it) to Windows XP Professional (where I wanted to maintain it thence).

    To do this, I installed DVD Profiler, registered it, and then recovered all of the database files from my Windows NT partition and simply copied them into the DVD Profiler folder in Windows XP. I figured, "Whelp, if it crashes, it crashes." Amazingly, DVD Profiler started right up and my entire collection was there. I did the database repair anyway, just to be safe. All I had to do was re-download all the box cover images.
     

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