How to restore exercise data to new hard disk
If your computer hard disk develops a fault, or if you want to move the exercise data to another computer, the data restoring or moving operation will be the more successful, the more recent your data backup copies are. However, there is no need to backup copy the software itself as it can be reinstalled from the software diskettes.
To restore the data, take the following steps:
- Install the software in the same disk drive (e.g. C:) and the same directory as it was installed originally.
- Create the subdirectories which existed on the previous hard disk. For example, C:\Advisor\Database.
- Copy the heart rate files with the .hrm extension and the databases with the .dbf extension to the created directories.
- Restore the .ini file's (Advisor.ini or Ppp20.ini) backup copy in the Polar software directory, overwriting the corresponding .ini file in this directory.
- Start up the software and check that the Database location setting (Options - Preferences) points to the correct directory. See the example picture below.