Friday, August 6, 2010

Converting Version 5 Data files

We've got a detailed time clock software upgrade guide that will walk you through the upgrade process from version 5. Usually, the Virtual TimeClock data converter utility will automatically find your version 5 data file. However, you may want to take this upgrade opportunity to move your employee time clock software to a different computer, or maybe migrate from a stand alone time clock to networked time clocks. If that's the case, you'll need to manually select your version 5 data file for conversion.

Your Virtual TimeClock version 5 data file will always be stored in the documents folder of the user account that runs your time clock software.

Macintosh HD:Users:Your User Account:Documents:Virtual TimeClock User Data:Your Company Name folder:Your Company Name.vtc

Windows Vista
C:\Users\Your User Account\Documents\Virtual TimeClock User Data\Your Company Name folder\Your Company Name.vtc

Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Account\My Documents\Virtual TimeClock User Data\Your Company Name folder\Your Company Name.vtc

The '.vtc' file is your actual data file and can be transferred to the new time clock computer so you can select it when running the conversion utility. Just make sure the data file you're converting is on the local hard drive. See the Troubleshooting page of the upgrading guide if you need help finding the data file currently in use by older versions of Virtual TimeClock.

Jeff Morrow
Time Clock Software Support Specialist

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