Move Ajour and Locate Ajour Data File

How to locate the data file Ajour uses for calendar, diary, contact list, todo items etc.

Steps for Moving an Ajour Installation

  • Download Ajour version 5.6.4 and install it on your new computer. For more information about installation, see the Ajour help page covering how to install.
  • On your old computer, log in using your Windows user account. Then launch Ajour and open the Help | About information window. It shows all paths used by Ajour. Make a copy of the folders where data files are stored.
  • After this, follow the same procedure to see the location of data files in your new installation. Close and exit all instances of Ajour completely and then move your data files to the new location.
  • Ajour.dat contains most of the setup configuration and all appointments, events, notes etc. This file is often located in the same directory as the rest of the Ajour package/installation; However, depending on the configuration during installation, it may be located elsewhere.
  • You can also open options.ini (located in the same folder as Ajour) and view option "DataAccess"; valid values are "user" (in most cases: C:\Documents and Settings\%user%\Documents\Micro-Sys\Ajour\) and "all" (same directory as Ajour).
  • If you on newer Windows versions install Ajour into C:\Program Files you can usually not use the app storage mode. If you do so, Windows VirtualStore will redirect all file access outside standard user directories to a directory similar to this: %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\Program Files\%software%.

Ajour data file paths

Note: You should not associate Ajour to .dat files and start Ajour by double-clicking. Ajour will always open the .dat located in the designated data path.
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