How to Back Up Rosetta Stone Version 3

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Rosetta Stone is a popular language-learning software application that is used by students, educators, businesses and those who simply want to study a new language. As you progress in your language studies, the application saves your progress to your hard drive. Whether you want to transfer your language progress to a new computer or create a backup of your progress for unforeseen computer problems, such as a crash or a virus, you can copy your progression files to disc and save them for future use.

Things You'll Need

  • Blank CD-R
  • Insert a blank CD in your computer's disc drive. When Windows recognizes the disc, the "AutoPlay" dialogue box will appear on the screen. Select the "Burn files to data disc" option.

  • Enter a name for your disc when the "Burn a Disc" dialogue box appears on the screen. Choose a name that is relative to the files you will be copying, such as "Rosetta Stone Progress" or "Rosetta Stone Backup." After typing a name, click "Next." The Windows Explorer dialogue box will appear on the screen.

  • Click on the "Organize" toolbar button and select "Folder Options." The "Folder Options" window will open on your screen. Click on the "View" tab and check the box next to "Show hidden files and folders." Exit the "Folder Options" window.

  • Navigate to "C:Program Data/Rosetta Stone" in the Windows Explorer window. To copy your progression file, select the "tracking.db3" file and click on the "Burn" toolbar button. If you would like to make a backup of the entire Rosetta Stone folder, select the folder and click on the "Burn" button.

  • Write down the specific version of your Rosetta Stone Version 3 application. Version 3 was released in multiple versions. To find your specific version, launch the program and click on the question mark icon at the top of the screen. Select "About Rosetta Stone" to view your version number.

  • Write your specific Rosetta Stone version number on the front of your burned CD and place the disc in a jewel case for protection.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are using Windows XP or an early version of Windows, your Rosetta Stone user data will be saved in a different folder. See References for further instructions.

References

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