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Configuration Manager - Menus - Files - Backup - Quick Archive

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The Quick archives function uses PKZip.EXE to copy and compress the files in the current data folder (and any sub-folders below it) to a file in its own subdirectory below the Archives folder. The Archives folder is located on the same level as, and in the same path as the data folder.

When Quick Archive is run, the following warning message is displayed: "WARNING: Exclusive Process! All other machines must be out of and stay out of Keystroke while this function is running! Proceed with Quick Archive function. [Ok] [Cancel]". Select [Cancel] to exit the Quick Archive function. Select [Ok] to proceed.

When Quick Archive has completed, the following message is displayed: "Backup of C:\Keystroke\Data\*.* is Complete. Data has been archived to C:\Keystroke\Archives\Data\YYMDD###.ZIP [Ok]". Select [Ok] to proceed.

In the Archive file name, the "YY" is the year, the "DD" is the day, and the "M" is the month in base 16 format: Oct=a, Nov=b, Dec=c, etc. The first 2 "##" is the Keystroke Version multiplied by 100 and converted to base 36:








8.00=m8 (beginning in v8.00.80 - lowercase letters replace the use of upper case letters)


If a file with the same name already exists, then a the 3rd "#" is a letter (a, b, c, etc.) added to the end.

Example: When running version 8.01 and archiving data from the C:\Keystroke\Data directory on January 17, 2023, the full file name is:


If one Archive file had already been created on 01/17/23, running the Archive function a second time would result in the full file name:


Note: This function is to be used only as an additional form of backup and must not replace a standard backup procedure. If the machine with the data files is damaged in anyway, the archives are probably also damaged as well.


Standard - Uses Keystroke's built-in 7-Zip backup (Supports 64-bit OS).

Old Standard - Uses Keystroke's older PKZip backup (Only 32-bit OS)

Custom - Use any backup system that can be run from a Command Prompt.

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