How to move exercise files from a drive to another
In this example, the Polar software with all its directories are moved form disk drive C: to disk drive D:.
First, copy the Polar software directory (e.g. C:\Advisor) and its subdirectories and files to disk drive D: (e.g. D:\Advisor). Once copying is complete, the software's and the databases' path definitions must be changed, so as to be able to use the exercises on the new disk drive as well.
Changing the database directory
To inform the exercise database's new location to the software, access the Options (Settings) menu's Preferences(Software settings) function. Then use the Database location function as instructed in the picture below.
Changing the exercise database paths
Open the exercise database (e.g. DAT_1998.dbf) for editing. In this example, opening is done with the Excel program. Search the database for the FILE NAME field where the exercise path names have been saved. The field contains the heart rate file name and location of each exercise, e.g. C:\ADVISOR\98062901.hrm
Change the file locations to point to the new directory, e.g. D:\ADVISOR\98062901.hrm.
Having made the changes, save the database as a dBase 3 (dbf) file. See the picture below.
Having saved it, close the file. If your program requests whether to save the file in the program's own format, reply NO.
Changing the activate icon to point to the new directory
To be able to activate the software with the original icon, it must be changed to point to the new directory. In Windows 95 and more recent operating systems, this is done by using the Windows' "Activate" push button. Press the right-hand mouse button on this push button and select "Open" from the list displayed. This opens a folder where you can find the Training Advisor or the Polar Precision Performance folder, depending on the current program in use.
Change the path settings, one icon at a time, through the File menu's Properties dialogue. See the picture below. Type the new path in both the Target and the Start in field and press OK.