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Automatically Back Up Local Files

Find out how to access and use the Automatically Back Up Local Files window in Connexion client.

Purpose of the Automatically Back Up Local Files window

  • Select options for automatic backup of local files.

Access the Automatically Back Up Local Files window

  1. Navigate to File > Local File Manager.
  2. Click Auto Back Up.
  3. Select options for file backup as described in the table below.
  4. Click OK.

See more about how to back up local files.

Automatically Back Up Local Files window: Features and buttons

Feature How to use
Buttons for backup options Select a button to set one of the following options:
  • Do not back up local files - Select this option if you do not want automatic backups.
  • Back up to same folder as original file (default) - Retain or re-select this option to automatically create a backup file in the same folder using the same file name as the original, but with the additional file extension *.bac.
  • Back up local files to [select another folder] - Select this option to choose a different folder for the backup file. Once you select a folder, the window displays the full path name.

 Caution: If you back up to the same folder as the original file, no matter where your local file is located, it is backed up to the same folder. If you create multiple local files with the same name but located in different folders, each time any one of the files is backed up, it overwrites the single backup file. It is recommended that if you use multiple files in multiple locations, give them distinctive file names.


Default backup folder:
X:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Application Data\OCLC\Connex, where X = the letter of your hard drive.

Default backup file names:
  • DefaultBib.bib.db.bac 
  • DefaultAuth.auth.db.bac 
  • DefaultBibCD.bibcd.db.bac 
  • DefaultAuthCD.authcd.db.bac
Displayed path name for third option View the full path name of the folder you select for the third option.

Default path is the same as the default backup folder:
X:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Application Data\OCLC\Connex

 

Button Click the button to...
Browse Open the Browse for Folder window to locate a folder for storing backup files if you want a folder other than the same folder as the original file.
OK Apply the settings you entered and close the window.
Cancel Cancel the settings you selected and close the window.

 

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