No backup, but have all software

Hello! I was working with Manager I.O. then my PC crashed. I do have access to the files, but I don`t have a backup. Can you somehow replace the files to use Manager or is there another option?
I have to reinstall Windows, but I choose to keep my files. The program however will be deleted.

It sounds as though you have re-installed windows on the same computer without overriding the data files, if that is correct then download the latest version of Manager and it should locate your data files if they are in the default location.

But first, if you have access to the manager data files, copy them to a backup device as you may need to recover them from there.

“But first, if you have access to the manager data files, copy them to a backup device as you may need to recover them from there.”

So this is possible? If I just use the same folder?

Yes. But follow @Brucanna’s advice about making copies first. If the newly installed program doesn’t find and open your files automatically, you can import them from wherever you copied them to. For import instructions, see https://www.manager.io/guides/8890. For more information about the files to copy and what they do, see https://www.manager.io/guides/8394.

Tut, I don`t have a backup, I have the files. The link you give me appears to talk about Restoring from Backup?

Yes, I understood that. But you can also restore from a copy of the business data file instead of a backup made from within the program. The only thing different will be that instead of a backup name, like Your Busines (2018-12-23), the business will initially be named with a hexadecimal jumble of characters (its key). Either way, you rename the imported business in the program. (The actual business name, set in Business Details in Settings, is unaffected. Only the display name on the Businesses page is involved.) The only difference between a backup file and a regular business data file is the name.

how do I make a copy of the business data file instead of a backup made from within the program?

You either copy the folder where the business files are located or the individual business file’s within that folder to a storage device.

What you ask can certainly be done. But it requires you to first identify which file is the actual business data file. They are not named in an intelligible way. And they are probably hidden files. See this Guide for more information: https://www.manager.io/guides/8394.

The question I have is why you would want to do this when it is easier and faster to make a backup from within the program? And, you have a file with an intelligible name.

Tut, please read my question.

"Hello! I was working with Manager I.O. then my PC crashed. I do have access to the files, but I don`t have a backup. "

@TT202020, my post about it being easier to make a back from within the program was not directed to you. I was specifically responding to another user who wanted to make copies of data files another way.