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Hi,

I had to upgrade my OS to W10 64bt. Before the upgrade I cloned my HDD. I now want to copy ALL images of the Snagit Editor library from this cloned HDD so that these images populate the new editor library.

I realized only today that there is actually a backup/restore function but I cannot use that feature.

I tried to copy the images into the new folder but then the old images do not show.

How can I copy all "old" library images into the "new" library folder (datastore)?

C:\Users\Caspar\AppData\Local\TechSmith\Snagit\DataStore

Appreciate some pointers.

Thank you!

CH
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Interesting, when I cloned my hard drive. I cloned it including all my programs. So there was no reinstall of SnagIt or anything else. To me, that's the whole point of cloning hard drive. Granted, cloning just the operating system and files is one way to go.
But it seems like the hard way to go about it, unless you're planning on discarding a lot of programs that are currently installed. But who does that?
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Once in a while I do a complete reinstall, just to get rid of the accumulated crap and bloat, having carefully saved my data of course
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Thank you Paul. Will give it a try.
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Yeah that's untenable for my situation. I currently have 91.5 GB of installed programs.


Many of these programs have to have their updates installed in sequence. So you have to install the base program first. And install a series of updates in the correct order to bring them fully up to date. A clean install of Windows would literally take hours and hours.

I found that Windows 10 in particular. Keeps itself running pretty smoothly without a bunch of interjection by third-party software's or manual cleanup on my part.

It used to be, you had to work your tail off to keep Windows running smoothly for more than a few months. It's been my experience since installing Windows 10. That they've addressed and straightened out the gremlins of the past. And I've never felt the need to reinstall the operating system.

But you also have to consider this, they also release major operating system upgrades that perform a clean install of the operating system at least once a year. So it's not like I'm running Windows 10 from three years ago.
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I don't understand what went wrong.

If you cloned your HDD, you shouldn't have to do a thing.

I recently cloned my HDD to a SSD drive and didn't have to change a thing. So I'm really not sure what went wrong on your end?

If you go into your editors settings under preferences/library/library location. Is that folder pointed to the Datastore on your hard drive?

Regards, Joe
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Hi Joe,

Thanks for your reply. If I that would have been possible, then I would have tried that but I cloned the old OS on a 2.5" laptop on to a larger 3.5" disk (external) and now looking for an easier way than going through a reversal of the cloning just to be able to fit the 2.5"hdd again. Btw, I am talking about Snagit editor 11.2 and hoping just to copy the old image library from the (now external HDD) and overwrite the new library contents but that does not seem to be possible or do I miss something?  Thx again for your prompt reply.
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