How can I save (backup) all of my Forte user data?
The Forte saves all data from both User Banks (Program and Multis) into one file with an ".FOR" extension. Forte 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 back-panel USB "Storage" port.
If wanting to save directly to your computer (*PC Virtual Drive) connect a USB cable between the Forte's USB "Computer" port and a free USB port on your computer.
(*If choosing the PC Virtual Drive, a temporary removable USB drive representing the "Forte" will mount on your computer when the USB cable is connected. 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)
Alternatively you can get more organized and use the Parent/Open/NewDir tools to create new directories as well as navigate inside any existing directory (see chpt. 11 in the Forte Musician's Guide for complete details).
IMPORTANT: If saving to the PC Virtual Drive, it is important that you copy the file from the temporary removable 'Forte' drive to your computer's hard drive for long term storage. Once you power down the Forte, the temporary removable PC Virtual Drive will unmount from your computer and its contents will be erased.
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