How can I save (backup) all of my Forte SE user data?
The Forte SE can save all data from both User Banks (Program and Multis) into one file with an ".FSE" extension. Forte SE files can be saved to either a USB flash/thumb drive or directly to a computer via USB cable connection.
If wanting to save to a USB flash/thumb drive (USB Device) plug a flash/thumb drive into the Forte SE back-panel USB "Storage" port.
If wanting to save directly to your computer (PC Virtual Drive) connect a USB cable between the Forte SE's USB "Computer" port and a free USB port on your computer.
If choosing the "PC Virtual Drive" method a temporary removable USB drive representing the "Forte SE" will now mount on your computer (if you are using a Windows based PC you may also see a message indicating 'device drivers' are being installed. This is normal and only happens the first time you use this connection.)
(in our example here we are using a USB Device)
(see chpt. 12 in the Forte SE Musician's Guide for complete details on working with directories).
IMPORTANT: If saving to the PC Virtual Drive, it is important that you copy the file from the temporary removable 'Forte SE' drive to your computer's hard drive for long term storage. Once you exit storage mode, the temporary removable PC Virtual Drive will unmount from your computer and its contents will be erased.
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