If you want to transfer all information and settings you have in Active Desktop Calendar to some other computer just follow the procedure outlined below.
Make sure you have your registration code as you will need it for the new installation. If you have lost the original order confirmation message you can still get the code from the program. To see your registration code right click on the program's date icon in the taskbar and choose About.
Double click on the program's date icon in the taskbar and choose Backup option from the Data menu.
Click "Save Backup Now" and then click "Open Backup Folder".
Look for the most recent backup file with extension .xdat saved in the backup folder. To find out which file is the most recent look for the "date modified" information on existing files.
Transfer the most recent backup .xdat file to the new computer.
Install the program and register it using your registration code.
Double click on the program's date icon in the taskbar and choose Restore option from the Data menu.
Click "Open Backup File" and select the .xdat file transferred from the old computer. After opening the backup file you will see some basic information about its contents.
Now choose what you want to restore. There are three options: "Restore Data + Settings" to restore everything, "Restore Data" to restore only data and "Restore Settings" to restore only the program's settings.
Click Restore button to complete the process. The program will close down by itself at this point so you will have to start it again. This is normal as restoring actually takes place during the program's startup.
This procedure is relevant for Active Desktop Calendar 7.0 and later.
A backup file name contains coded information about the date and time when it was created. For example ADCBackup0704251647.xdat was created on April 25th 2007 at 4:47pm (year: 07, month: 04, day: 25, hour: 16, minute: 47).