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Re-Installing IMW with an existing config. Local install - v5.511 only

Article created: Jun 02 1999, updated: Feb 04 2004

Background:  How to install Intersection Magic onto a new system while still including existing data and config files.
This article only applies to IMW v5.511.

Status:  Info - "how to" article
Keywords:  reinstall,install,config,backup
Categories:   *Installation and setup* *Configuration*


Intersection Magic is best installed using the setup program rather than copying files. If you have an existing configuration and/or data, this article describes how to copy these existing files to your new installation.

In IMW version 5.511, the program looks for a DATA subdirectory during the install process and copies the configuration from there.


Step 1: copy setup.exe to a floppy diskette

Step 2: copy setup.w02 to a second floppy diskette

Step 3: One the second floppy diskette, create a directory called DATA.

Step 4: Identify your config filenames. This is usually a 4 character name that is based on your city name. (unless you are using SWITRS, or some other state-based data) Now, identify these files where your existing data/config reside. There should be several of these files. (I.e. name.lus; name.luc; name.tbs;; name.drd; name.iml; etc.)

Step 5: Copy all of these name.* files to the DATA directory on the floppy.

Step 6: Locate and copy a file called cityid.txt from your existing directory to the floppy DATA directory. If you don't have such a file, you can create one. Click here for details.

At this point, you have created a new set of install diskettes which include your configuration files. The normal install process should set up the program properly.

Click here for help copying the database files as well

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