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ORIGINAL BACKUP FILE FORMAT.

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:33 pm
by k5rcd
As a new user, I did an initial backup of all the modules as recommended, and saved them to documents. They show up as .txt files.
Is that correct format or did I do something wrong?

Thanks.

Re: ORIGINAL BACKUP FILE FORMAT.

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:44 pm
by fordsmax471
I have .abt

Re: ORIGINAL BACKUP FILE FORMAT.

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:46 pm
by k5rcd
Well then maybe I am SOL.

I followed the tutorial instructions as best I could, but don't remember being asked what format to use when I saved them. I guess now it's too late to go back and save as built data since I have made changes to some of the modules. I do have an as built printout from Ford, so I can always look and SEE what the original settings were, but it will be a pain if I ever need to go back to original settings for some reason. I reckon I will need to program each of those individually. (I don't know why I might need to do that as I have a good relationship with my local Ford service department).

What I get is a file showing "Read block (whatever)", but nothing showing any hexadecimal code. What I should see, and will I be able to use that to reconfigure to as built data if necessary? I would post images of what I'm talking about, but can't find "how to post image" instructions in this forum. Maybe I'm just overlooking that? I did click on the insert image box but have no idea what to put between the brackets, as the image is on my pc and not on any website.

Re: ORIGINAL BACKUP FILE FORMAT.

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:36 pm
by fordsmax471
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Re: ORIGINAL BACKUP FILE FORMAT.

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:37 pm
by fordsmax471
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Re: ORIGINAL BACKUP FILE FORMAT.

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:42 pm
by k5rcd
for scr 2.txt
(2.28 KiB) Downloaded 154 times
I hope this is working.

OK, here is one of the files I copied that shows as a .txt.file instead of a .ab file. Will this work the same regardless?
Can I use this file to return the module to as built parameters?

Also,how on earth did I end up with a .txt file saved instead of .ab file? Did I miss or overlook something? Was there a place I should have changed it? I don't remember being given a choice of what kind of file to save it as.

Thanks

Re: ORIGINAL BACKUP FILE FORMAT.

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:33 am
by fordsmax471
it is not a backup rather a log file

correctly and similar backup file .abt with open notepad

;Block 1
7D00101086A058210E2
7D0010200AE4206C090
;Block 2
7D00201454E0104C032
7D002020A48800000AD
7D002030000DC

or

;Block 1
7D0G1G1086A058213E5
7D0G1G200AE4206C090
;Block 2
7D0G2G1454E0104C032
7D0G2G20A48800000AD
7D0G2G30000DC

Re: ORIGINAL BACKUP FILE FORMAT.

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:34 am
by k5rcd
Thank you, but that doesn't address my question.

Is the file I attached able to return my modules to their as built status or not?

If not, have I screwed the pooch and am now without any means to return them to as built parameters, or is there something I can do now to correct the problem? I will soon be creating a file to back up my as modified settings and want to do it correctly. Of course I want to make it an a .ab file, but am not sure how since I evidently messed it up when trying to create the last file.

Also, where did I mess up when saving the files? Was there a place I should have chosen file type .ab that I overlooked?

The tutorials I've seen about backing up don't mention anything about choosing a file type. I guess my PC just automatically saved them as .txt files by default? How can I correct that?

Thanks.

Re: ORIGINAL BACKUP FILE FORMAT.

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:52 am
by Focus-MK4
Hi, the attached file is not correct and cannot be written to your module.
Please do not save the log file (as you did) - save the numbers which you see on the tab before. then you will get a file which has a content similar what fordsmax471 posted

How to store them you can see on my website
http://my-ford-focus.de/forscan-programmierung/

do not use the disc button, use the "save all" button !!

Re: ORIGINAL BACKUP FILE FORMAT.

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:18 pm
by k5rcd
Thanks guys, that answered my question.
It's hard for an old dog to learn new tricks. (And new TRUCKS).