Em Client Restore Backup - Quick Steps

At times, you might have to transfer the entire database in your eM Client application from one device to another. For this purpose, you have to create a backup of all the data in the existing device and then restore the same in the new device. You have the facility to enable automatic backup at regular intervals in eM Client.On this page, let’s see how to perform the eM client restore backup operations. Follow these instructions to back up and restore your data from one Windows computer to another:

Steps to back up eM Client data on one (old) computer:

  • Step 1:First, launch eM Client on this computer.
  • Step 2:Create a backup of all your data by navigating to Menu -> File and choosing the Backup option.
  • Step 3:To avoid licensing issues, you have to deactivate your license (if you are not planning to use eM Client on this computer anymore).
  • Step 4:Locate the .zip backup file in this location: ..\Documents\eM Client.
  • Step 5:Move this backup file to your new computer. If you want, you can maintain the same default folder structure on your new computer also. However, you can choose a different location on the new computer if you do not want to keep the backup file in the same location.
  • Step 6:You have now finished the first half of the eM client restore backup operation.

Steps to restore the backup on the new computer:

  • Step 1:On the new computer, install the updated version of eM Client.
  • Step 2:When you are prompted to perform the initial setup, just skip it.
  • Step 3:Follow this path to restore all the data from your backup file: Menu->File->Restore.
  • Step 4:You can now activate your license.
  • Step 5:In case you have saved the backup file in the same default location on your new computer, (..\Documents\eM Client), well and good. The file will be recognized at once. However, if you have saved the file in a different location, you need to specify the path that leads to the backup file.
  • Step 6:Once you have finished providing the new path, your backup file will be restored onto this (new) computer.
  • Step 7:You have now successfully performed the eM client restore backup operation.