Go to the File menu in the main MasterCook 22 program and select Backup/Restore/Merge. This launches the MasterCook Data Toolkit program.
Once you launch the MasterCook Data Toolkit program that has the Backup tab, you must close the main MasterCook 22 program on the computer. It cannot be opened or used while trying to use the MasterCook Data Toolkit program.
The Backup tab allows you to backup your files for MasterCook 22. It lists all of the user files for the program.
It does not backup files from older versions of MasterCook.
You can click on the + and - boxes along the left of the screen to expand and collapse sections.
Follow the steps below to backup your files:
Add checkmarks to the boxes of items you wish to backup.
Press the Browse button.
In the Browse For Folder window that appears, select a location to place the files to be backed up. Use the Make New Folder button if necessary.
After selecting the backup location, press the Backup button.
Notice the progress bar displays as the files are being copied to the backup location.
When the backup tool completes, you will see a Backup complete message.
Press the OK button.
You can close the Backup program by pressing the Exit button or by using the X in the upper right corner of its window.
Your backed up files can be used in the future if you need to recover lost or corrupt files.
WARNING: Never open backup copies of your files, or you will confuse the program since it is using its own local files. It will also cause syncing problems for your MasterCook.com account.