Use an attached folder to move or copy TOTAL reports

This document shows you how to move a few files at a time from one device or location to another.

Document 6005  |  Last updated:  10/19/2018 JJ5

If you need to move or copy specific reports to another computer, simply attach a folder to your Appraisal Desktop. Then you can transfer files back and forth as needed — all without closing TOTAL. Follow the instructions below to begin.

To complete the steps in this document, you need a removable storage device such as a USB flash drive or an external hard drive. You can also use a network drive.

Back up specific reports

  1. Connect your removable storage device to the computer where your reports are stored.
  2. From the Appraisal Desktop, click Folder in the menu bar on the upper left and select Attach Folder.

  3. Click Browse to locate the network directory, external hard drive, or USB drive you wish to use in TOTAL. When you find it, select it and click OK.

    Browse and select folder

  4. Click Attach in the Attach Folder window.

  5. Now, simply locate and select the report(s) you want to copy from your My Reports or Shared Reports folders.
  6. Click Move/Copy.

    Move or copy selected reports

  7. In the window that appears, choose Move to remove your file(s) from the selected folder in the Appraisal Desktop and move them to the attached directory. Or, select Copy to keep the selected report(s) in TOTAL's Appraisal Desktop and create duplicate copies of the report(s) in the attached directory.
  8. Once you've chosen whether to move or copy the report(s), select your attached folder, and click OK.

    Copy to attached folder

That's it!  Your files are now available in your attached folder. If you need to move or copy these files to a new computer, continue below.


Move or copy reports to another PC

Before you begin, connect your external hard drive or USB device to the new computer.

  1. From the Appraisal Desktop, click Folder in the menu bar on the upper left and select Attach Folder.

  2. Click Browse to locate the network directory, external hard drive, or USB drive you wish to use in TOTAL. When you find it, select it, and click OK.

    Browse and select folder

  3. Click Attach in the Attach Folder window.

  4. Now, simply locate and select the report(s) you want to move or copy from your attached folder.
  5. Click Move/Copy.

    Move or copy selected reports

  6. In the window that appears, choose the Move to remove your file(s) from the external device and place them on the new PC. Or, select Copy to leave a copy on the device and create duplicates of the selected file(s) on the new PC.
  7. Choose the folder where you want to store your file(s) in the My Reports or Shared Reports folder, and click OK.

    Copy to attached folder

That's it!  Each report you selected is now available in TOTAL on the new computer.


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