Should you need to move your data to a new computer please use this procedure as a guide.
Make sure you take a Backup of all your Vision data. You should be doing this regularly anyway (to protect against computer failure) but it is always good to take a final backup!
To take a Backup : with Vision started, click the File menu, and choose item Backup/Restore. You will see this screen:
In the top half of the screen you can see that everything is ‘ticked on’. Although Vision provides the flexibility to backup specific items and even if you haven’t used all areas of Vision we strongly suggest you leave these all ‘ticked on’ for maximum safety.
Click the Backup button and Windows will ask where you want to save your backup file. We suggest you save the file in a location you can easily find later – the Desktop is always a good choice!
Once Windows has saved your backup file then you need to safely copy this file to your new computer. You could use a USB memory stick for example. You would copy the back file just saved onto your computer and then copy that file to your USB memory stick.
Some prefer to backup all of their Vision data online in the cloud with a service like Microsoft’s Onedrive or Google Drive or Dropbox. If you use this kind of service simply copy the Vision backup file to your cloud upload folder and let it take care of it for you.
Once you have the backup file copied to a USB memory stick or it has been uploaded/downloaded to/from the cloud then go to your new computer, start Vision, click the File menu and choose the Backup/Restore item once again.
This time click the Restore button leaving all items ‘ticked on’, select your Vision backup file and let Vision restore all of your data for you. You may receive informative messages while this is happening and it may take a while for Vision to restore everything for you if you have lots of data to restore
Once it is all finished you will be ready to use Vision on your new computer with all of your data!