1a. Go to Manage > Backup and save a backup on a network or a portable memory device (like a thumb drive).
1b. Click the Browse button to chose a location for the backup file. Name the file, and click Save. Keep in mind, this will need to end up on the new computer, so use a shared network folder, external hard drive, or a flash drive.
1c. Click the Backup button.
2. Now you can go to the new computer. Go to http://www.shipworks.com/shipworks/downloadcustomer.php and download the latest version of ShipWorks. Open the program after it's downloaded and start the install wizard.
2a. Follow the install prompts. You’ll select the option ‘Get set up’. Then you’ll select ‘show advanced options.’
2b. Select "Restore a ShipWorks database backup" and then click Next.
2c. Select "Restore into a new database" and click Next.
2d. Choose "Install a new instance of Microsoft SQL Server" and name it whatever you’d like. Click Next.
Voila! Now you can log back into ShipWorks and start shipping on your new computer.
2e. Click Next through the next screen and then click Browse to locate the backup file you just saved.
Since you're on a new computer, you may need to adjust your template settings (thermal / standard) and printing rules (thermal / standard) to reflect your new computer's setup. If your computers are networked, you will need to reconnect them to this computer. For information on networking your computers, see our Networking Guide.
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