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Reference File Backup


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Ad-Aware supposedly backs up the previous reference file when it downloads and installs a new one.

Well, firstly, where are the backups?

Secondly, how would I go about restoring a backup?

Thanks in advance to anyone who offers forth any support.
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Sorry, I didn't get what you're saying.
Restoring old reference file, - that what you meant, right?
Well, you can find them here;
Launch Ad-aware SE,
select Configuration window,
choose "General",
and there is "Using definitions file: ".
When you click on the icon of file, you can select from there which reference file you want to use.

Correct me, if I didn't get it right what you are saying..

- Rawe :tazz:

(Though it is always recommended to use latest available reference file!)
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Well,

Why do you want to use a old definition file? :tazz:

C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\ <--- is where it would be likely to be stored.

Have you tried looking for def.old or something?

I hope this helps.

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Thankyou Rawe, what a fool I am for not noticing that.

However, I still can't seem to find any reference file backups, there are not other .ref files in the directory.

P.S: I am talking about Ad-Aware Personal 6, not SE 1.05.
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It is highly recommended to update to Ad-aware SE.

- Rawe :tazz:

Edited by Andy_veal, 28 April 2005 - 03:36 PM.

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To download Ad-aware SE
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So, can anyone help me?
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Have you updated to Ad-aware SE?
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I've already stated I'm talking about AD-Aware Personal 6 (6.181).
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Hi there.

Ad-aware 6 is now out of date.

Ad-aware SE 1.06r1 has just been released.

The new definition file will only work with SE and not Ad-aware 6....

As your a professional user Please visit the Upgrade Center to receive a free upgrade to Ad-aware SE Professional...


I hope this helps.


All the best

Andy
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I'm not asking about new reference files, I'm talking about backups.

Someone must know how to restore a backup...
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TrevD ;)

As has been explained V6.181 is way out of date and you may care to update it.

I can only assume that you want to keep 6.181 for some "academic" reason since it will not respond to or work with any of the latest definition files.

But bear with me ... The Ad-Aware prog. does indeed "keep a copy" of the previous definition file when it installs the new one - this was (is) done purely in case there was an inadvertent problem with the new definition file.

Waaaaaaaaaay back when 6.181 was current, definition files were called "reference" files - they are now called definition files.

The current version(s) of Ad-Aware keeps the old file as "defs.ref.old" and calls the latest D/L'd file just "defs.ref".

Similarly the old 6.181 would have called the old reference file refile.old (or something similar - so long ago I can't remember exactly) and to re-use the old reference file you would have to locate it and rename it as just refile by removing the ".old" - but in order to do that you first have to delete (or preferably rename the current refile to some other name) obviously they cant both be the same name.

If, however, you are talking about nasties that Ad-Aware has Quarantined and you want to restore those files back - you need to click the quarantine list select the items you want to restore (some, or all) and then click restore.

Hope the above may help.

But as stated - it is a bit of a mystery why you would want that old ver. that is no longer supported and will not recognise any new "definitions" .... It is worse than useless because it may give you a false sense of security when using it.

Cheers, Totro :tazz:
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