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Backup will create copies of your TimeTrax data files to any destination you select. When you are using the Backup option, TimeTrax will display a window that allows you to select where you what the copies stored. First, you need to select the drive from the drop down drive box by clicking on the down arrow at the right of this box and then clicking on the drive you want to use. Then you can select the directory (folder) on this drive to store the files in. You can select the directory by double clicking on the directory on the directory control. This will select that directory, and also open a list of subdirectories of that directory. You can then move farther down the directory tree by double clicking on one of these subdirectories, and so on.
Near the bottom of the Backup windows there is a box that shows you the directory currently selected for the backup destination. In addition to showing what directory is currently selected, this box can also be used to create a new directory. To do this, select the path where you want to put the new directory by using the controls described above. For example, if you what to create a directory called TimeTrax backup that is a subdirectory of the existing directory C:\Windows\Temp, you would use the directory control to select the directory C:\Windows\Temp. This would put "C:\Windows\Temp" in this box, you would then click on the end of this phrase with the mouse to put the text cursor there. You would then type Backup at that position and click on the Create New Directory button. This would create the new directory.
When you have selected or created the directory you want to use as the destination for your backup files, click on the "Ok" button. This will put all of your database files into the selected backup directory. If you decide not to back up your files, you can click on the Cancel button or press the ESC key on your keyboard.
The Select File option is available only in the TimeTrax Pro version, which allows you to have several TimeTrax data files. When you select this option, TimeTrax will show you a list of your TimeTrax data files. Simply double click on the file you want to use, or single click on it and then click on the OK button, or move through the list with your up and down cursor keys and press the Enter key when the desired file is highlighted. To abort selecting a new file, click on the Cancel button or press the ESC button on your keyboard.
Create New File
CREATE NEW FILE
The Create New File option is available only in the TimeTrax Pro version, which allows you to operate multiple TimeTrax data files. When you select this option, TimeTrax will display a window that contains a text box where you can input the name you want to give the new file. You can input any legal file name here. Do not include any extension, such as mdb. This will be added automatically by TimeTrax when it creates the new file.
When TimeTrax creates the new file, it can copy some data from another file. Specifically, it can copy cost code lists, job title lists, and workers comp classification lists. To transfer any of these lists to the new file, first click on the name of the file in the displayed file list that you want to copy the lists from. Then click on the check box beside
the lists you want to copy from the selected file to the new file.
When you are ready to create the new file, click on the OK button or press the Enter key on your keyboard. To abort creating a new file, click on the Cancel button or press the ESC key on your keyboard.
The EXIT command closes TimeTrax.