Today, we will look at the process of backing up the program settings of APBackup.
The program saves settings in two files:
arhatsks.bpd – contains task settings
APBackup.ini – contains the parameters configured in the "Main Options" menu
To move APBackup to another computer or restore the program, you will need the program distributive of any version and these two files.
Up to version 3.5, APBackup saved configuration files to the program installation folder. By default, this is C:\Program files\apbackup
Starting from version 3.5, APBackup saves data to the same files, but in the common “All Users” folder:
C:\Document and settings\All users\Application data\APBackup
To start the program “the old way” (using the settings from the APBackup installation folder), start the program with the following parameter
In this case, you will also need to add a parameter to the program’s registry key:
You can also use this method to configure APBackup on one computer using environment variables (%USERPROFILE%, %SystemDrive%, %SystemRoot%, %ProgramFiles%,:) and then copy ArhTasks.bpd to all workstations where APBackup is installed.
Windows environment variables (Wikipedia)