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How to copy the Dive Organizer database between two PC
Posted by Gianluca Tedone, Last modified by Gianluca Tedone on 09 July 2019 09:58 AM

Suggested method (in case you can start Dive Organizer on the old PC)

On the old PC

  • Login to Dive Organizer.
  • Select "Database | Backup" and store the DBF file in an external storage (e.g. a USB pendrive).

On the new PC

  • Install and login to Dive Organizer.
  • Select the DBF file from the external storage above by the "Database | Restore" menu option.
  • Restart Dive Organizer: you will be prompted for the same login on the source PC.


Manual method (in case you cannot start Dive Organizer on the old PC)

On the old PC

  • Look for “DiveOrganizer.sdf”, also between hidden files.


  • Type %allusersprofile% in Windows Explorer address, then select the "DiveOrganizer" folder: look for “DiveOrganizer.sdf”.

    The Dive Organizer Database location
  • Copy that file onto a USB stick.

On the new PC

  • Insert the USB stick.
  • Start Dive Organizer
  • Go to Database | Open folder
  • Close Dive Organizer
  • In the newly opened folder, rename “DiveOrganizer.sdf” to “DiveOrganizer.bak”.
  • Copy and paste “DiveOrganizer.sdf” from the stick to the folder.
  • Restart Dive Organizer.

NOTE. To change password or secret question/answer pass-phrases:

  • “Database | Logout”
  • Select your username from the combo
  • “Password management” and follow the wizard.
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