Tips and Tricks: Moving ShipWorks from One Computer to Another

As you gear up for the holiday season, it’s important to make sure your computers are ready too. If you bought a new computer to help you manage the holiday rush, you’ll probably want to put ShipWorks on your new computer. Here’s what you need to do.

1. Using ShipWorks, make a database backup of your current ShipWorks setup. Go to Manage > Backup and save a backup on a network or a portable memory device (like a thumb drive).


2. On your new computer, download and install ShipWorks

3. Transfer your backup file (ending in .SWB) over from your old computer to your new computer. 

4. Open ShipWorks on your new computer. 
5.Go to Manage > Restore > Select Your ShipWorks Backup (*.SWB) File > Open > Restore


6.Your information should now display in ShipWorks. ShipWorks is now ready to use on your new computer. 


Since you’re using a new computer, you may also need to adjust your template settings (thermal standard) and printing rules (thermal / standard) to reflect your new computer’s setup.

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