MathRider

How To Transfer MathRider To A Different Computer

This page provides instructions for moving all your child's riding history from one computer to another.

This may be useful if you need to rebuild your existing computer or if you purchased a new computer. The steps are as follows:

1. Install and register MathRider on the new computer

First you need to install MathRider on the new computer and register it.

For this, simply follow the instructions as per the email you received from us when you purchased MathRider. (The subject line of that email is "Your MathRider Registration Key").

2. Locate the Rider Database File on your Old Computer

The Riders database file is kept in a hidden location in order to prevent accidental deletion. However, you can easily copy it from one computer to another and all progress will stay intact on the new computer.

On Windows 7, the file's location is
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\MathRider.xxxxx\Local Store\riders.db.

On Mac OS, the file's location is
/<username>/Library/Preferences/MathRider.xxxxx/Local Store/riders.db.

On Linux, the file's location is
/users/<username>/.appdata/MathRider.xxxxx/Local Store/riders.db.

Note that on Windows the "AppData" folder is hidden by default. Here is a video link that shows how to make hidden folders visible in Windows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWv69TtdU88

And here is a video that shows this whole step in detail:


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How To Locate the riders.db data file
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3. Copy the 'riders.db' file into the equivalent folder on the new computer

Once you can see the riders.db file, you'd simply copy it from the old computer onto the new computer in the same location, ie into
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\MathRider.xxxxx\Local Store
or the equivalent folder on a different operating system.

You might utilise a flash drive to copy it from one computer to the other.

4. Use MathRider on the new computer

Now when you start MathRider on the new computer it will have all existing rider data available, just as they were on the old PC.