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Reinstalling Operating System - Loss of Previous Projects

Last Updated: May 03, 2013 01:36PM EDT
I want to reinstall my operating system, can I do this without losing my Semantria projects?
Reinstalling your operating system may cause you to loose your previous projects in the Semantria Excel add-in. Here are some easy steps to avoid this:​ ​

  1. Save the “Semantria.dat” and “Semantria.db” files from the "%appdata%\Semantria\ExcelAddIn" path to     a safe place. (Get here by pressing the “Windows+R” shortcut in your OS, put     “%appdata%\Semantria\ExcelAddIn” into the input field, and press “OK”)
  2. After reinstalling the operating system, reinstall the Semantria Excel Add-in, and login with your API keys.     When the authentication is successful, the buttons in the Excel Ribbon will become active.
  3. Close Excel.
  4. Copy the “Semantria.dat” and “Semantria.db” files you saved from your old system to the new one under     the "%appdata%\Semantria\ExcelAddIn" path. Follow the same process as in step 1 to find the path.
  5. Open Excel, run the add-in and check to see if your old projects appear.

***This process also applies for updating to new versions of Excel. To uninstall old versions of the Semantria Excel Add-in, go to into the control panel, select 'Programs', in 'Programs and Features' select to uninstall the Semantria Excel Add-in, and then continue onto step 2. Don't forget to save the .dat and .db files first!

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