Recovering Club Accounting information from an old hard drive or inoperative computer.

Recovering Club Accounting data if the program cannot be opened, requires three basic steps:

-Setting your computer to show hidden files
-Making a copy of the old database
-Placing that copy into the new Club Accounting folder


Since Windows has changed over time, make sure you scroll down to find the instructions for the copy of Windows on the drive when it was in use


Instructions for Windows Vista and Windows 7:

1. Go to START > CONTROL PANEL > APPEARANCE AND PERSONALIZATION > FOLDER OPTIONS (If you have the control panel window set to Classic View, go to START > CONTROL PANEL > FOLDER OPTIONS). 
2. Click on the VIEW tab. Scroll down until you see the section labeled "Hidden files and folders". 
3. Locate the phrase - SHOW HIDDEN FILES and click to select it. 
4. In the FOLDER VIEWS section near the top of the FOLDER OPTIONS window, click Apply to All Folders. Click OK if the computer asks to make sure you want to do this. 
5. Click OK to close the FOLDER OPTIONS window. Close any other open windows. 
6. Click START, and then click on your Windows Username in the upper right. (This is generally your name) 
7. Open the following directories in order. APPDATA > ROAMING > ICLUBCENTRAL > CLUB ACCOUNTING. 
8. Look for a file named Club Data (or Club Data.mdb) 
9. Right-click this file, and click COPY. 
10. Close any open windows to return to the desktop. 
11. Right click anywhere on the desktop, and click PASTE.


Instructions for Windows 8:

1. Using your mouse, right-click on the Start button. Select FILE EXPLORER from the menu that comes up
2. In the main part of the window, double-click to open the drive that has a (C:) in its name.
3. Click the VIEW Tab near the top of the window, and then click 'Hidden items' to select it.
4. Double-click to open the USERS folder, and then do the same for the folder that has your login name.
5. From there, open the following directories in order. APPDATA > ROAMING > ICLUBCENTRAL > CLUB ACCOUNTING.
----If the Roaming folder does not have an ICLUBcentral folder in it, go back to Users, and try selecting a different folder.
6. Look for a file named Club Data (it may also appear as Club Data.mdb)
7. Right-click this file, and click COPY.
8. Close any open windows to return to the desktop.
9. Right click anywhere on the desktop, and click PASTE.


Instructions for Windows 10:

  1. Go to Start > File Explorer.
  2. Click the View tab, on the window that opens, and then click the Hidden Items check-box. If you do not see Hidden Items listed, click Show/Hide instead, and then select Hidden Items.
  3. On the left-hand side of the window, click This PC.
  4. In the main part of the window, double-click to open the drive that has a (C:) in its name.
  5. Double-click to open the Users folder, and then do the same for the folder that has your login name.
  6. From there, open the following directories in order. App Data > Roaming > ICLUBcentral > Club Accounting.
    ----If the Roaming folder does not have an ICLUBcentral folder in it, go back to Users, and try selecting a different folder.
  7. Look for a file named Club Data (it may also appear as Club Data.mdb)
  8. Right-click this file, and click Copy.
  9. Close any open windows to return to the desktop.
  10. Right click anywhere on the desktop, and click Paste.

 

Once the file is on the desktop:


From here the .mdb file can be copied to a portable drive, a CD, DVD, or some other format if you need to move it to another computer.
Please consult the Windows help files or the user guide for your hardware/software for more information about copying files if you are not sure of the process.
If you move the file to a different computer, please make sure to put it back on the Desktop of the new computer when following our steps for restoring data.

Restoring your data

NOTE: If you have moved the .mdb file to a new computer, make sure to repeat the steps in first section to show hidden files.

Once you have the computer set to show hidden files, you can copy the Club Data file into the proper location on the new drive.

  • First, make the sure Club Accounting program is closed.
  • On your desktop, Right Click on the Club data file, and then left-click on COPY (the menu will disappear).
  • Repeat the steps from above, to return to Users > [your username] > App Data > Roaming > ICLUBcentral > Club Accounting
  • Right Click on an open space in that folder and click Paste. If you have already opened Club Accounting and made any entries, a window will pop-up asking if you would like to replace the file. Click YES. 


When you open Club Accounting now, you will need to re-register the program, but all of your data will be present.