Restore from a backup

In some cases it is necessary to restore the Project Timer data file from a backup. Project Timer automatically creates backups to minimize the change of data loss. To restore a backup, please follow the next steps:

  • Open Project Timer
  • Click on “Administer” to open the main screen.
  • Click on “settings”
  • Scroll down to the “Backups” part
  • Select a backup from a moment that your datafile was still healthy
  • Press Restore


When this doesn’t work, then you’ll need to do this manually:

  • Close project timer completely (Right click on project-timer icon in the tray-bar and select “Close ProjectTimer”.
  • Browse to your documents folder and open the ProjectTimer folder: “c:\Users\[Profile] \Documents\ProjectTimer”
  • Here you’ll find the datafile “ProjectTimerData.xml” and you’ll need to remove this one (this is corrupt)
  • Then find a backup file: e.g. “ProjectTimerData-20141016.bak” and make a copy of this file
  • Rename the copy to “ProjectTimerData.xml”
  • Restart project timer.

Possibly you’ll need to repeat the steps until you find a non-corrupt backup


Manual restore

You can restore a Project Timer backup file manually by the following steps:

  • Make sure that Project Timer is shut down completely
  • Locate the backup file This file is located at: c:\users\[account]\AppData\Roaming\ProjectTimer
    (Note that AppData is a hidden folder)
  • copy this file to ‘ProjectTimerData.xml’ in the same folder (overwrite the empty or corrupted file)
  • Start Project Timer.

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