If I purchase the download version, instead of the CD-ROM, what files do I need to back-up?
Whenever you purchase "Downloadable" Soft goods, make a back-up copy, immediately, of
everything you downloaded from that site. Doing so, will allow you to re-install should your computer
crash or you upgrade your computer.
If you do not have the means or the knowledge to make a back-up copy, then you should purchase
the CD-ROM version.
With PhotoELF Software, you will need to make a back-up copy of the following files:
You must keep your original "Trial-Version" install file as it will match your KEY. Future trial-version downloads
will not match your Key. They are unique to each other.
- Back Up the Downloaded KEY
- Back up the "Self-Installing" Installation Program File.
These 2 files are named as follows, where 1234 is the version number that you originally downloaded:
If your computer ever needs to be restored, you now have a back up copy to re-install the program.
- ELFkey1234.exe ( What you download when you purchase )
- PhotoELF-Install-1234.exe ( Trial-Version Install File )
If You do NOT make Back-Up Copies:
We do NOT offer free replacements, but we will replace PhotoELF for a small fee.
Please Read our Replacement Policy and Instructions
If the explaination above does not make sense to you, then you should purchase the CD-ROM.
Backing up the C:\Program Files\PhotoELF Folder and its contents is NOT
sufficient to restore PhotoELF in the event you need to restore your computer.
You need to use the Single, Self-Installing File: PhotoELF-Install-1234.exe (where: 1234 is the version)
This File installs PhotoELF Properly on your Windows System.
The KEY, is the second file you need to backup, to "Unlock" the trial version.
Create a folder on your hard drive and name it: Downloads.
Then, whenever you download anything from the internet, always save it to that folder.
Always back-up that folder and you will be able to restore anything you download.
FINALLY, Always test your back-up to make sure it will work when needed!