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crash pc and hd wd reconstruction [solved]
« on: June 18, 2017, 10:25:25 PM »
Hi everyone and body,

A complete computer crash hard and software has obliged me to reconstruct a new PC.

Not to badly orginized I saved part of data on an separate (D:)  hd. After fidling around, I managed to recover
all of the WD folder that was on the old C drive. (system drive)

Now on the new PC, HD I have installed latest version of WD.

Question: (answers partly only found on this forum)

In the new WD folder on the C: drive, what are the files that I can, should, have to recopy from recoverd data. ?
What are the file I should NOT restore. ?
What are ALL the file necessary to restore exactly same previous configuration and settings.?

Thanks for any as complete as possible help.

Kind regards.

-= Guy =-

PS: As one may see, my signature is down. :-(
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Re: crash pc and hd wd reconstruction
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 10:49:52 PM »
there is a FAQ here on the forum for transfering WD to a new pc
that should cover alot of what is needed  :wink:

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Re: crash pc and hd wd reconstruction
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 08:45:35 AM »
Hi Brian,

Thanks for your answer. As usual before asking for anything I go thru this forum support.

I did find that topic at: http://www.weather-watch.com/smf/index.php/topic,9234.0.html

Problem, it was posted    « on: May 27, 2005, 12:22:39 AM »   over ten years ago and procedure
does NOT work.

In my case there is a change of PC but remaining with same OS (w7 u  64b) sole difference
I switched from an MBR  to UEFI  GPT  system.

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Re: crash pc and hd wd reconstruction
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 08:55:45 AM »
what part of the FAQ is not working?

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Re: crash pc and hd wd reconstruction
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 10:46:44 AM »
« what part of the FAQ is not working? »

Brain, as said, this post is over 10 years old. An update would be welcome. Are there still people usiing W98 or XP… ? Are there people using WD version 10.33 or older… ?

« On the new computer, look in C:\wdisplay\databackup for "wdisplay.ini". Move that file from the databackup to the C:\windows folder. » should be replaced by :

« On the new computer, look in C:\wdisplay\databackup for "wdisplay.ini". Move that file from the databackup to the C:\wdisplay  folder. »

This induced me in error. Solved now.

Never the less, if all this procedure works OK, there is a bunch of data that is not updated.

Not exhaustively :
-   Days without rain ( found answer here)
-   Day of last rain. ANSWER NOT FOUND
-   Days of rain in 2017. ANSWER NOT FOUD        Thanks for any clue.

Regarding wind run, several month ago I informed you that windrun is a distance and not a speed. Therefore it should be stamped as   KM, Miles or Nautical miles and NOT « Knots ». This was was confirmed by other members. And by the way 1 nautical mile == 1.852 KM. You have a slim mistake.

Thanks for answering two above questions.

Regards.

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Re: crash pc and hd wd reconstruction
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 07:15:23 PM »
did you also copy across the datafiles and logfiles folders?

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Re: crash pc and hd wd reconstruction
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 11:41:35 PM »
Yes I did...

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Re: crash pc and hd wd reconstruction
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 10:24:20 PM »
Still not knowing how to correct

-   Day of last rain. ANSWER NOT FOUND
-   Days of rain in 2017. ANSWER NOT FOUD

Thanks for the help.

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Re: crash pc and hd wd reconstruction
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 11:23:29 PM »
re the day of last rain
is that a custom tag you are using?
(what is that tag?)
(and same for the next question)

the more info you can provide, the better

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Re: crash pc and hd wd reconstruction
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 12:20:31 PM »
Hi Brian,

$dateoflastrain = "%dateoflastrain%";

$dayswithrainyear = "%dayswithrainyear%";   // Days with rain for the year

May be custom tags that I do not recall how to recover... :-(

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Re: crash pc and hd wd reconstruction
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2017, 06:37:01 PM »
for 1
you can set that in the wdisplay.ini settings file (when WD is not running)
[date of last rain]
value=

but if you are using a back up ini file, that should be being picked up

for 2, that uses the data files
make sure you have all the data files for this year

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Re: crash pc and hd wd reconstruction
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2017, 02:56:37 PM »
Hi Brian,

For 1: your suggestion solved it. Thanks.

For 2: As said, the reconstruction resulted from a complete computer crash. Some data file for 2017 where definively lost. I succeeded reconstrcting by importing .csv files from VWS that is running on an other PC.

I stilll have a question:  Is it possible to convert the xxxxxlg.txt files to xx.inf files.?  These had been rescued and it would have been an easier way to reconstruct!!
Thanks for your answer.

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Re: crash pc and hd wd reconstruction
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2017, 07:39:25 PM »
yes
via
action, convert WD logfiles to data files
also wunderground data can be imported too

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Re: crash pc and hd wd reconstruction
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2017, 11:02:51 PM »
Thanks Brian.

My case is definitely solved.

Others to come???  We will see...  :wink:

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