Moving Your LOGDRAFT and Soil Test Program Settings to a New Computer

Last Revised November 30, 2010

Background: GEOSYSTEM programs store most of their configuration information (i.e., program settings, custom LOGDRAFT boring log forms and other LOGDRAFT report forms, etc.) in the program's installation directory. Moving these settings to a new computer can be tedious. The program linked below can be used to bundle all of the required program settings into a single file which can be moved to the new computer.

Instructions:

  1. Download this file to the Windows desktop of your old computer: MoveGEOSYSFiles.Exe
  2. Go to the desktop and double-click on the file you just downloaded: This should start a new program.
  3. The program will prompt you to locate the hard disk subdirectory where you've installed your GEOSYSTEM software: type in that directory (typically the installation directory is either C:\GEOSYS or C:\PROGRAM FILES\GEOSYS; when in doubt, start your GEOSYSTEM program, select "Help" > "About this Program", then click on the "System Info." button and make a note of what's shown under the "Path" heading).
  4. After typing in the directory name, click on the OK button.
  5. After a short delay, all of your custom settings and report forms will be bundled onto a single file on your old computer's desktop. This file is called GEOSYSTEMConfigurationFiles.GeZip. Copy this file onto an USB stick (or over your network) to the Windows Desktop on your new computer, then go to your Desktop (on the new computer) and double-click on the file you just saved. (Double-clicking on the file installs the configuration files it contains.)