Backing up Your Work in Photo RAW
New with ON1 PHOTO RAW, you now have the ability to back up your important data like catalogs, albums, presets etc.
To safeguard your peace of mind in the event of computer failure—or help you get set up quickly when you move to a new computer—ON1 Photo RAW includes a back-up and restore function. While this feature will not back up your photos, it will back up the following items related to your Photo RAW installation:
• All preferences, references to cataloged folders and other basic settings for Photo RAW.
• Albums created in Browse.
• Metadata changes made to images in Browse, including keywords, ratings, labels, and any data added via the Metadata pane.
• All presets and styles used in Photo RAW.
• All Extras, including any you have imported.
• All of the edits made on any image in the Edit module.
To back up your Photo RAW system, choose Back Up Data from the File menu in the Browse module. The Back Up Data window will let you choose a location for your backups, and also let you set a reminder schedule (daily, weekly, monthly, or no reminder) for backups. When you click the Back Up button, Photo RAW will create a .onbackup file in your chosen location, with the date and time embedded in the filename.
To restore your system to the latest backup, choose Restore Data from the File menu in Browse. (Depending upon the situation, you might need to reinstall ON1 Photo RAW first.) The Restore Data window will prompt you for the location of your backups, and will choose the most recent backup to restore from. (If, for some reason, you would like to use
an earlier backup, just move the most recent one to
another location on your hard drive.)
Clicking Restore will pull the information from the backup and apply it to your Photo RAW setup. During
the restoration process, if Photo RAW can’t find the proper folders with your photos, it will present the Missing Folders window, with a list of each folder that it can’t find. You can click the Locate button to reconnect the folder, or you can click the ‘X’ to the left of the folder name in the window to remove it from Photo RAW’s database.
NOTE: Photo RAW’s back-up feature will not back up your photos; you should use other methods to ensure that your photos are backed up in a safe place.