Title: I Cannot Find My Database File
When running CARCare build #91 (or earlier) on Windows® Vista, Windows 7,
or Windows 8, as a default the Windows operating system
will actually store your database in a "VirtualStore"
folder, completely different from the normal C:\Program Files\CARCare
folder where you would you expect it to be stored. This is normal Windows
In order to view and access this path you will need to use Windows
Explorer to navigate to the "C:\Program Files\CARCare" folder, and
then click the "Compatibility
Files" button in the upper portion of the
Explorer window. Y ou will then see the VirtualStore folder path where your
database file is actually stored, which will resemble the path below:
You can copy your database file from the VirtualStore folder (noted above),
and place it into the new "C:\Users\Public\CARCare" folder.
This is the new default folder for all versions of Windows.
CARCare Build #92 or later:
As of CARCare build #92, the default path for your database file is
C:\Users\Public\CARCare. If you had been using build #91 (or earlier), you can
close CARCare and copy your database file from the VirtualStore folder (noted above),
and place it into the C:\Users\Public\CARCare
folder. Once you do this, start CARCare and use the File | Database |
Open... to redirect CARCare to the new database folder.