View Full Version : Any tips on migrating RoboForm passcards?
December 10th, 2002, 8:31pm
Has anyone found a fast and easy way to migrate RoboForm passcards to another computer?
Still don't have networking up and running, and the method I use to share files ends up being too onesy-twosy. (I upload them from the source computer to Yahoo Briefcase, then download them from Briefcase to the destination...the problem is that Yahoo Briefcase won't accept folders...only individual files...and I have, what?, a hundred handy/time-saving custom RoboForm passcards created)
Maybe a general version of the same question- other than burning a CD (which lame-O still hasn't bother learning to do) or a floppy or zip disk...are there any other ways to transfer files in bulk? Thanks, ~Geo.
December 10th, 2002, 8:37pm
I'm too tired to do any immediate research, but how does Robo store the passcards? Is there a possible file (or files) that you could e-mail to yourself and download on the computer you want to transfer them to? Personally, I'd be a little leery of e-mailing a file full of user names and passwords.
Zzzz...sorry, that's all the effort I can expend tonight. Have put about 1500 miles on my 11 year old car in the last 2-3 weeks driving to and from NY.
December 11th, 2002, 1:01am
George, I guess you could compress the Roboform data folder into a zip file and use on the available free programs to encrypt it. Does Yahoo Briefcase accept zip files?
December 11th, 2002, 1:19am
Starbucks- finding the folder where Roboform stores the Passcard files isn't the problem...the FAQs at Roboform.com explain where it's located. I don't think that you can email a folder either...just individual files. Problem is...I have over 100 custom passcards...and it's just a daunting chore.
Shake Man- yes, briefcase does accept .zip files, but then I'd still have to compress each one separately...it's not the size...it's the multiple tasks I'm trying to avoid (not sure, but I don't do that very much...don't own winzip, just aladdin...does winzip let you select 100 files and then just compress them all in one fell swoop?...or even better, compress a whole folder without opening it?).
When I reformat my desktop harddrive to switch to XP, the plan is to temporarily install an extra harddrive, move stuff there, then back to the newly slicked drive. Unfortunately, that doesn't work for the laptop.
Gonna keep scratching me head...and look into a cheap outboard USB harddrive...prices are coming down. Like anyone else...I have a ton of stuff to move. At least...I've saved the executable files for all my downloads (Sweep!, Roboform and MANY others...) so they are at least portable.
December 11th, 2002, 10:12am
George - I'm not familiar with Alladin but Winzip does let you both compress an entire folder or select multiple files to add to one zip file. A 30 day full trial version is available @ winzip.com.
December 11th, 2002, 3:10pm
Thanks a lot everyone!
The passcards are in Windows>Application Data>Siber Systems.
My 30 day trial of Winzip expired...oh, about a year ago...but I was able to "zip" past the nag screen to do this...no problem.
Just chose Winzip and email...and sent it off...as a 154KB attachment. Worked like a charm.
Now, let's get you guys working on homlessness in America!
December 23rd, 2002, 2:54am
it should be small enough to save to save to floppy without zipping it. saving to floppy is simplicity itself. 1. put a formatted floppy in your disk drive. right click on the "my roboform data" file. click on send to > click on 3.5 floppy. wait for it to finish loading. that's it. to load it back to your new computer. put your floppy in. click on the "my computer" icon. click on drive A. drag and drop the file to your C drive folder.
if your folder is over 1.44 Mb (very doubtful) create a second folder and drag and drop enough files from your "my robo form" folder to bring it below 1.44 Mb. then send them both to the floppy. reinsert the files after you've transfered them both to drive C. very fast way to do it. faster than the time it took me to type this.
December 23rd, 2002, 3:05am
an alternate would be to upload the entire file to yahoo as an attachment and send it to yourself. then reinstall in drive C on your new computer. the file is small enough that it doesn't need to be zipped. do not try to send it passcard by passcard. attach the entire file. as far as security you could encrpyt it but it's too much of a hassle. i've had excel files stored in one of my email addresses for 2 years. hackers will only target specific addresses. usually a friend or enemy they've made online. the odds that someone would crack your email randomly are a few million to one.