You can use the ACD Database Export Wizard to save selected database information in a compressed format, and then store it as a backup, or share it with other ACDSee 12 users. You can also choose to export your category and keyword definitions to a text file.
Exporting your database information differs from creating a backup in that you can choose to export only the parts of your database that you want to share or store with specific files, such as those on a CD. Other ACDSee 12 users can import your information without affecting their existing database.
To create a backup of your entire database, including image or media files, use the ACD Database Backup Wizard.
To back up the contents of a local folder to a remote location, such as a network drive, use the ACDSync Wizard.
To use the ACD Database Export Wizard:
- If you want to export your database information for a specific group of images or media files, select the files in the File List pane in Manage mode.
- Click Tools | Database | Export | Database.
- Click Next to begin using the wizard.
- On the Content and Format Options page, specify how you want to export your database information by selecting one of the following options, and then clicking Next:
- Export entire ACDSee database to a read-only, compressed version: Exports the entire contents of your ACDSee 12 database to a compressed version that can be shared with other ACDSee 12 users.
- Export database information for selected items to a read-only, compressed version: Exports all of your database information for the images selected in the File List pane.
- Export database information to a text file: Exports the selected information to an XML-based text file. Select the check boxes next to the information you want to include.
- On the Location Options page, specify a location for the exported information, and a name for the text file, if necessary, and then click Next.
- On the Summary page, review your choices. You can click Back to make changes, or click Next to begin exporting your database information.
- Click Finish to close the wizard and return to ACDSee 12.