The short story
Without going in to all the details covered in later sections on this page it is generally enough to do the following:
If you have customised any forms then you may also want to move them. It is also suggested that you rename them to avoid them being overwritten if you subsequently upgrade.
Windows upgraded now I can't access my database
Newer version of Windows have improved security. One specific improvement is that any files in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\PedX64" folder cannot be modified. In older versions of Breedmate, this is also where your database files (*.BMX) were kept. The problem is Breedmate won't open a file unless it can be modified. This can however be easily fixed as follows.
Reinstalling Breedmate on the same computer
This advice is only for users of V6.4.10 or later. Assuming you have some sort of backup you need to copy two folders:
Reinstalling Breedmate on another computer
Couple of points first:
The following are instructions for transferring Breedmate to a new computer. The instructions are different for v4 or v5/6 users. Firstly you need to work out if you have v4 or v5/6. You can do this by looking at your registration number. It has two parts like XXXX-YYYYYYY. If the XXXX part has four digits then you have v4. If it has five digits then you have v5/6. Also if your database files end in .BMF then that’s v4 or earlier, while .BMX is v5/6.
Instructions for V4
Your data is stored in database files that ends in .BMF. These files MAY reside in C:\Program Files (x86)\Bmate. If you have .BMF files they will need to be sent to us for conversion or we can send you instructions on how to do this yourself. You definitely need to upgrade with this version. The cost is US$30 and can be purchased on-line from www.breedmate.com – you will need to quote your registration number.
Instructions for V5/6
If you have v5 or 6 then you simply copy the contents of the C:\Program Files (x86)\PedX6 folder across to your new computer. (The folder may also be called PedX5, PedX62 or PedX64). Your data is stored in a database file with a name that ends in .BMX. (Note: file extensions are sometimes not shown in File Explorer – you may need to turn that option on.) If your database (.BMX file) is not in that folder then you will also need to find it elsewhere on your computer and copy that across.
If your new computer is Windows7/8, then due to improved security, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to the current version of Breedmate as it correctly handles the security changes. The main change is that your data files should no longer be kept in the C:\Program Files (x86)\PedX6 folder. Instead they are in the Public Documents/Breedmate folder. Hence AFTER upgrading you should copy your .BMX file to that folder, start Breedmate and use File-Open to open it at that location.
Upgrading from v5/6 costs only US$20. You get complete instructions at time of purchase. The installer is a FULL installer and does not require anything else to be pre-installed.
We allow our customers to install our products on up to three computers as long as they are the principal user of those computers. You can purchase the upgrade from any computer and download the installer from any computer. The installer is a single file. We recommend you keep copies of it for any later installations you may need to make.