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Monday, December 3, 2012

Backing Up Your Silhouette Design Shape Files and License folder

Posted by Jing Vitations at 5:51 PM
I am a little OCD when it comes to back up. I have an external 750 GB back up hard drive and 1 terabyte external back up of my back up. I have had too many laptop, PC crashes in yrs and I know for a fact that even external hard drive crashes too. Here is a procedure how to back up your purchased files from silhouette store. I had to do this because I bought too many commercial files store and boy they are pricey..


The entire library folder and the license folder can be copied to a CD and transferred to the same folder on new machine. The one library folder is accessible to all users of a machine.

*Silhouette files cannot be shared, they are for the sole use of the original purchaser.

Shapes Library Folder

Mac
  • Open Finder and go to Macintosh HD > Library > Application Support > com.aspexsoftware.Silhouette_Studio.8.
  • Copy the entire folder and it’s contents without making any changes
  • Paste the files into your back up location.
  • Backup again whenever you purchase and download new files.
Windows XP
  • Click on StartMy Computer and locate C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\com.aspexsoftware.Silhouette_Studio.8
  • Copy the entire folder and it’s contents without making any changes
  • Paste the files into your back up location.
  • Backup again whenever you purchase and download new files.
Windows 7
  • Click on StartComputer and locate  C:\Program Files\Silhouette Studio\Resources\resources\com.aspexsoftware.Silhouette_Studio.8
  • Copy the entire folder and it’s contents without making any changes
  • Paste the files into your back up location.
  • Click on StartComputer and locate  C:\ProgramData\com.aspexsoftware.Silhouette_Studio.8
  • Copy the entire folder and files contained without making any changes.
  • Paste the files into your back up location.
  • Backup again whenever you purchase and download new files.

Reinstalling Your Silhouette Design Files on a New Computer
  1. Download the Silhouette Software by visiting the Silhouette America Web site at http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/software.aspx
  2. Install the software.
  3. Mac
    • Open Finder and go to Macintosh HD > Library > Application Support > com.aspexsoftware.Silhouette_Studio.8. , replace the entire directory and file structure with your previously stored backup files and folders. Do not change the structure or contents. (See above about backing up)
    Windows XP
    • From the Start menu, click on My Computer and locate C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\com.aspexsoftware.Silhouette_Studio.8 , replace the entire file with the previously backed up copy. (See above about backing up)
    Windows 7

    • From the Start menu, click on Computer and locate C:\Program Files\Silhouette Studio\Resources\resources\com.aspexsoftware.Silhouette_Studio.8 , replace the entire file with the previously backed up copy.
    Next, locate C:\ProgramData\com.aspexsoftware.Silhouette_Studio.8, replace this entire file as well with the previously backed up copy of that file. (See above about backing up)

License Folder

Windows XP :
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\ApplicationData\com.aspexsoftware.Silhouette_Studio.license

Windows Vista / 7 :  
C:\ProgramData\com.aspexsoftware.Silhouette_Studio.license

Mac OS X : 
MacintoshHD:Library:ApplicationSupport:com.aspexsoftware.Silhouette_Studio.license
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