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    I am backing up all of my CMM's per a conversation with Hexagon. The files that I was told to back up were the Settings Editor, downl.oad, and of course the Probes and Programs. I was able to back up all 5 for the SE, Probes, and Programs but only one my XCEL 7107 was I able to find the downl.oad file. My ONE, Aurora, Discovery and 454SF I could not find it. I searched the entire C: with no results. Does any one have any ideas why? Are there other files I should be backing up as well? I am changing companies and want to make sure everything is in as good of order as I can.

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    ONLY some controllers use the downl.oad file, I have one that does and one that does not. If you have a controller that needs it, and it isn't there, then the machine is NOT in calibration.
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    Originally posted by AndersI
    I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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    • Cindy Mosher
      Cindy Mosher commented
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      How do I know if it needs one or not? I have gone back through backups that were done before I started programming and I found nothing for backing up of the Settings Editor or downl.oad file. Just the probes and programs this is like stuff from 2010 up until now.

  • #3
    Maybe I should re-state my post. I have always backed up my probe and program files but I did not know there were other files that needed to be backed up since I did not have any one to let me know what needed to be done. Of course until I happen acrossed it through conversation or on the Forum. So when it was suggested that I back up the Settings Editor and the downl.oad files as well, the above is what I found with not being able to find the downl.oad files on 4 of the CMM's. All of them have 2017 R1 on them.

    Thanks for any help with this. Will not be able to respond have an extended weekend

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    • #4
      Always:
      C:\ProgramData\WAI\PC-DMIS\version for older versions
      C:\ProgramData\Hexagon\PC-DMIS\version for newer versions
      These are Hidden Folders but they contain all your Qual Spheres and Probe rack calibration files.

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      • #5
        Ego Murphy so you are saying back up the entire PC-DMIS file.

        That is a lot of information I have 5 machines aren't their key files that I could back up instead?

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Cindy Mosher View Post
          Ego Murphy so you are saying back up the entire PC-DMIS file.

          That is a lot of information I have 5 machines aren't their key files that I could back up instead?
          The entire PC-DMIS installation is in Program Files, not Program Data (the hidden folder) which is just key files and not a lot.

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