Purpose:
The manual process of restoring your TapRooT® may be necessary if you are unable to backup your TapRooT® database using the built-in utility.

Answer:
The process of manually installing a TapRooT® database involves copying TapRooT_Data.MDF and TapRooT_Log.LDF to one of the following locations:

32bit version of Windows(XP, Vista, 7) - C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data
64bit version of Windows(XP, Vista, 7) - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data

Step 1:
 The first step is to copy the TapRooT_Data.MDF and TapRooT_Log.LDF from the above location to a different location such as your Desktop.

Step 2:
Install the TapRooT® Version 5 software using the installer downloaded from our website.

Step 3:
Copy the TapRooT_Data.MDF and TapRooT_Log.LDF from the location you copied them from to either C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data or C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data and overwrite the existing files when prompted.

Step 4:
Open the TapRooT® Version 5 software and verify that your investigations show in the list.