My Hard Disk Crashed. How Do I Move Ezy Invoice And My Data To A New Computer ?

1. If You Already Have A Backup Of Your Database

If you already have a backup ZIP file of your database done using the backup feature of Instant Invoice, you can restore as follows :

– Simply download and Install Instant Invoice n Cashbook onto your new computer or hard disk.

– Then register the program with the license key given to you when you purchased the program.

– Plug in the media (USB Memory stick etc) that contains the backup zip file

– Start Instant Invoice and restore the database by clicking the menu option Database | Restore. Select your backup zip file and proceed with the restore.
You should now be able to open the database

2. If You Have Not Done Any Backups Prior To The Crash

Sometimes, though the Hard Disk may have failed and not be able to boot into Windows, some of the files may still be readable. If your planning to reformat this hard disk and you do not have a backup of your database, you may want to try and copy the database folder to a USB memory stick so you can try to recover your database when you eventually set-up your new computer.

You may be able to do this by plugging this hard disk to another working computer or your new computer. One way to do this is to purchase a hard disk enclosure from your computer store. Install the old hard disk into the enclosure and plug it into your new computer.

Hence this hard disk may be set up as an F or G drive on your new computer. You can then copy the files over to another media. If your unsure how to do this, its best to seek assistance from a computer technician and ask them to copy the database folder to a USB memory stick. Or if this is your new computer, copy the database files from the old hard disk over to the hard disk of this new computer

– Copy the database folder from the old hard disk to a USB memory stick. If you created the database in the default locations, you can find the database here :

Ezy Invoice 13
C:\Users\Public\Documents\EzySoft\EzyInv13\Data\Your-Business-Name

The database folder will contain about 100 + DAT, IDX and BLB files from Company.blb to User.idx. Copy this folder and ALL its files to the USB memory stick.

– On your new computer download and Install Instant Invoice n Cashbook onto your new computer or hard disk.

– Then register the program with the license key given to you when you purchased the program.

– Plug in your USB memory stick to the new computer. Copy database folder to the My Documents or Shared Documents folder on this computer.

– Start Instant Invoice on this computer, click [Open] and browse to this folder that you just copied. If there was no damage to the files in the old hard disk, you may be able to open your database.

If your not able to read the old hard disk at all, you may need to start over. Because of the threat of hard disk failure and viruses etc, its important to do regular backups of your work.