Restoring my runtime when I have to reinstall Daz Studio
I had a major computer oops last week - both internal hard drives on my desktop chose approximately the same moment to begin to give up the ghost. The computer shop was able to recover most of my personal data, though, including my installed runtime (though I'm still working on trying to get back as many of my archive files on my own as I can, using a docking station and a LOT of patience).
My specific question is, once I reinstall Daz Studio, what do I do to get my previously installed runtime set up and working again? I know it's got to be a bit more involved than just copying the various folders back to where they were before. I know there are some facilities in Daz for resetting the database or something like that, but I'm not sure if they will be useful in this case. Also, someone else told me that I would need to search for the /appdata folder (which is a hidden folder), but even after setting those folders to be visible, I don't see it in the recovered directory. I do still have the old hard drive, though, which is mostly still accessible, and I could check that to see if I can find the /appdata folder. My interlocutor told me that if I didn't/couldn't find that folder, I would have to recategorize the whole runtime by hand. Eeek.