Transfer To Other PC

Use the Transfer To Other PC commands (from the File menu) to carry your schedule with you, or shuttle it regularly between computers, while potentially leaving a read-only copy of your schedule behind for others on your network to potentially view (but not be allowed to change).

Note: If you don't have a need to share your schedule with others, you may wish to consider alternatively storing your TimeTo™ program and schedule entirely on a mobile storage device such as a USB flash memory device. The advantage of these techniques is that you won't have to use the Transfer to Other PC command every time you travel: instead you can simply take the USB flash drive with you wherever you go, and plug it into any Windows computer to access your schedule ... or share via Dropbox or Google Drive and the files will already be there (and backed up in the cloud too!). For more information on this approach, please read Using TimeTo™ With Dropbox or Google Drive.

The Transfer to Other PC commands transfer your TimeTo™ schedule information (includes all related files, such as notes and preferences) onto another drive (such as a USB flash drive, CF card, or a network drive) for shuttling amongst several computers. For this strategy to succeed, you must install the TimeTo™ software on each computer you will be using (so we recommend that you put a copy of the TimeTo installer on the portable media as well, so you'll be ready to install it wherever you may happen to be). Then, when you choose the Transfer To Other PC command, TimeTo™ will keep track of where the master information is, including disallowing network users who have permission to access your schedule from mistakenly updating the version that is not the master.

The Transfer to Other PC commands consist of two commands: Check Out and Check In.

Check Out (Ctrl+O) copies your schedule (and related files, such as notes and preferences) from its home folder to another location of your choice (prompting you for multiple drives if the first is not large enough to hold all the information), and marks the schedule in the home folder with a read-only status: since you have checked out, the version of your schedule on this computer is no longer your master and so TimeTo™ will disallow network users who have permission to access your schedule from mistakenly updating the version that is not the master. If you try to change your schedule on the computer after you have run the Check Out command, TimeTo will strongly warn you again making any changes. After the Check Out is complete, TimeTo™ offers to Close This Schedule (thus exiting TimeTo™ if only one schedule was open).

Check In (Ctrl+I) copies your schedule (and related files, such as notes and preferences) from the portable location back to the home folder (thus overwriting the version left behind during the Check Out procedure), and once again marks that schedule as the master. If TimeTo doesn't find all the expected files on the first drive, it assumes that you Checked Out onto a series of drives, and so prompts you for the next one.

Troubleshooting: If TimeTo prompts you to insert more than one drive during Check In, and yet when you Checked Out you know that all the files went onto only one drive, then there is something wrong with the Check Out file group or the drive: choose Cancel, shut down TimeTo on this computer, go to the other computer and Check Out again (perhaps using a different drive), then return to this computer and Check In again. To avoid a potentially corrupt situation, complete the Check In process or restore from a backup before using TimeTo on this computer again.

Tip: To save you time, TimeTo™ doesn't bother copying a file during Check Out or Check In if the date and time stamps are identical in both places. Therefore, don't be surprised if the process goes more quickly than seems likely after the first time.


If you wish to permanently move TimeTo™ from one computer to another, you can follow the procedure described above: simply only do it once. Once you are confident that TimeTo is successfully transferred to its new location, you can use the Windows Control Panel called Add Or Remove Programs (Programs and Features control panel in Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista) to completely remove TimeTo™ from the first computer.

Related Topics
Using TimeTo with Dropbox or Google Drive
Close This Schedule

Customizing TimeTo

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