How to back up your mailing list data in easy steps

Let’s say you need to format your hard disk or move all of your data to a different computer.
How to save all the SendBlaster data including the mailers sent and mailing lists?

Here we explain in simple terms how to make it.

1) If you are running Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, 2003 or Vista with UAC (User Account Control) off  SendBlaster keeps data into two subfolders named data & history.

You can use a backup tool (check this cool list) or simply create two compressed archives.

(program folder)/data
(program folder)/history

where (program folder) means the directory where you installed the program. A typical path is:

C:/Program Files/SendBlaster/data
C:/Program Files/SendBlaster/history

Therefore, if you want to backup your data, you simply have to backup these two subfolders.

2) If you are using Windows Vista and have User Account Control (UAC) on, Vista uses virtualization. In this case files are stored in a different path:

(user’s folder)/AppData/Local/VirtualStore/Program Files/SendBlaster/data
(user’s folder)/AppData/Local/VirtualStore/Program Files/SendBlaster/history

where (user’s folder) means the directory where user data are stored. An example path for user named “John” is:

C:/Users/John/AppData/Local/VirtualStore/Program Files/SendBlaster/data
C:/Users/John/AppData/Local/VirtualStore/Program Files/SendBlaster/history

Therefore, these are the folders you have to backup if you’re using Vista and have UAC on.

If you turned UAC off, data are stored in the usual (program folder) data and (program folder) history folders, as for any previous Windows version.