Manual backup restore

PhraseExpress stores backups in the directory as defined in the backup settings under “File » Settings » Phrase file » Backup”. Backups are created for each phrase file in separate subfolders, beginning with the phrase file name, followed by a random character sequence (Example: “/phrases_606775_Local”).

To restore a backup:
  1. Open the PhraseExpress backup folder. It contains several files with a time/date stamp in the file name.
  2. In the Windows File Explorer, click on the column title bar “change date” in the file list to sort all files by date.
  3. Review the file size of the files which gives you indication of the amount of contents. Small sizes such as 1KB indicates, that the file is empty.
  4. Copy the newest file with reasonable size to a file directory where you want to store your PhraseExpress phrase file.
  5. Rename the phrase file to a reasonable name and remove the file extension “.bak” (default file name is “phrases.pxp”). If you don't see file extensions, check out the Windows help.
  6. Load or import the renamed phrase file in PhraseExpress.

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