[Version 1] Restore a backup on the Windows app, how-to
Bird Journal versions 2 and 3 have an automatic restore feature. For version 1, it is a manual process, but quite easy:
- Run the newly installed Bird Journal once, and then exit. This creates a blank new database.
- Search on the drive that has Windows installed (probably C:), for the blank database - a file called "user.birdJournal". If you cannot locate the file then depending on which version of Windows you are running; the file "user.birdJournal" can be found from here:
In XP it is located here: C:\Documents and Settings\ [Username] \Local Settings\Application Data\Bluebird Technology\Bird Journal
Where [Username] is your Windows login name.
- Verify that the file found is indeed the correct blank database; it should be a small file of around 70KB.
- Copy the backup file "backup.birdJournal" over the blank new database file "user.birdJournal".
Please be careful not to copy the files the wrong way around.
That's it, you can then launch Bird Journal as normal, and your backup will be restored.