After you have created a backup of the personal files and folders, you can do the same for program databases and user settings (profiles).
Sage 50 stores its database into this location:
- for 32-bit Windows version - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sage\MySQL
- for 64-bit Windows version - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\HR
Sage 50 user settings are saved into this location:
act! stores its database under the Documents folder. Full location is:
C:\Users\[your user name]\Documents\ACT
act! user settings (Indices) are saved into this location:
The ProgramData folder is hidden by default. To easily access it, press the Windows logo key and R key at the same time to bring up the Run box, and type:
C:\ProgramData or %ProgramData% and press Enter. The folder will then open.
So, you can copy all those folders mentioned here to manually create a backup of the files used by Sage 50 and act! You can also use backup and restore within the program itself.
As far as Google Chrome bookmarks, history, add-ons, saved passwords, etc go, that is all saved under your Google account if you are signed in. To check that, start Chrome and click on the button with 3 lines located in the upper right corner of the Chrome window and select Settings. At the top, under the Sign in section, you should see your Google account. If you see it, it means all the user data is synced with your Google account and everything will be automatically restored once you re-install Chrome and sign back in with the same Google account.
However, if you aren't signed in with your Google account, or just want to create a local backup of your Chrome data, you can backup this folder where Chrome stores the user data:
C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome
The AppData\Local folder is hidden by default. To easily access it, press the Windows logo key and R key at the same time to bring up the Run box, and type:
Also, most other programs usually save the user data under the AppData\Roaming folder so you can access that one as well and check the folders there to copy the ones you might need. Press the Windows logo key and R key at the same time to bring up the Run box, and type:
For example, if you have Mozilla Firefox web browser installed, your user data (profile) is saved under:
C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox
I hope this helps!