New PC Restore

von Hobovon Hobo Posts: 519

If I get a new computer, do I need to reinstall all of the DAZ content through the DAZ Install Manager? 

Or is there an easier way to just backup a directory and then restore once I switch to the new PC?

I know that third party products (Renderosity, etc.) are in the My Library folder:

c:\Users\[Username]\Documents\DAZ 3D\Studio\My Library

But I'm not sure if there is a centralized location for all the DAZ Shop installs.

I'm assuming it's somewhere under c:\Users\Public

It would be nice to have a backup.


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  • kenshaw011267kenshaw011267 Posts: 3,081
    edited May 2019

    They're stored where ever you point the DIM at. You can check that in the DIM or in studio itself. If you haven't messed with the defaults I think you'll find it in users/Public/Documents/Daz3d/My DAZ 3D Library.

    Depending on the size of the assets you have there are a number of options available to you but if you're not technically savvy loading through the DIM might be easiest even if it takes a while.

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  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 62,823

    DIM uses the manifests folder tot rack what it has installed, by default that is (as Irecall) in the Public Documents/Daz Install Manager/Manifests/ - those store absolute paths. DS uses the Content Management System which does use relative paths - its database in in

    %AppData%/Daz 3D/cms/ContentCluster/

    by default, and should be backed up/restored when DS and DIM are closed (and Carrara).

  • von Hobovon Hobo Posts: 519

    Thank you Richard. :)


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