Hi Carol,

I do not know whether this changed with FrameMaker 12.
However, FrameMaker 11 has its Linguistics folder not in
AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Framemaker\12, but in

In the Linguistics folder there is the user dictionary which I definitely
would back up.

Best regards


> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-
> boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Carol J. Elkins
> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 10:29 PM
> To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: what to back up before reinstalling
> Sigh. I have to reinstall Framemaker 12 on my Win7 system. Before I
> do so, I am creating a list of all of the files that I need to back
> up so that I can restore all of my customization after I reinstall.
> Here is my list so far (not including all of the add-ins and scripts
> that are unique to my installation).
> Back up the following from
> C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Framemaker\12
>       Folder WorkSpaces (specifically the .cfsw and .fws files)
>       Folder Linguistics
>       File consfile.txt
>       File maker.ini
>       File pdfsize.ini
> Back up the following from C:\Program Files
> (x86)\Adobe\AdobeFrameMaker12
>       Folder Templates
>       Folder fminit
>       Folder plugins
>       maker.ini
> Any others? I will post the final list somewhere that will serve as a
> resource to the rest of us; I've had no luck searching for such a
> list on Adobe or by Googling.
> Two additional questions: Does anyone know if backing up the
> WorkSpaces folder REALLY allows you to retrieve your custom
> workspaces after reinstall? I vaguely remember having a problem with
> this when I upgraded to FM12. And do I need to deactivate my current
> installation before reinstalling it on the same computer?
> Carol


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