How to keep existing pcAnywhere configurations when reinstalling or upgrading
Last Updated January 02, 2013
You are planning to reinstall the current version of pcAnywhere or upgrade to a later version, and you need to keep the current configurations--hosts, remotes, callers, and so forth.
Data backup The pcAnywhere data, including connection items and caller information files, are stored in either a \Data folder or within the \pcAnywhere folder itself, depending on the version of pcAnywhere you are running. Once you have reinstalled or upgraded, copy the backed-up contents into the new data location for pcAnywhere.
The location of the pcAnywhere data, depends on the version of pcAnywhere installed and, in some cases, the operating system to which it is installed. The following are the default locations for the pcAnywhere data by version and platform:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\pcAnywhere
pcAnywhere 12.5 build 463 (sp2)
Note: If necessary, replace C with the drive in which the operating system is installed.
Note: If you upgraded to pcAnywhere 9.2 by downloading and installing the 92up.exe file, then the path to the pcAnywhere data folder will conform to the path for pcAnywhere 9.0 - C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere.
TCP/IP list backup The TCP/IP list is stored in the registry. For the steps to back up the TCP/IP list, please refer to the appropriate document: