[v6 General Discussion] Import 2009 Song Data

I have installed EW6 on a new PC.

How do I import all my songs from EW2009?

Hi Rodger,

If you have the time I am available on Skype (voice or chat) in order to try and get this working. If this is easier rather than the back and forth via the forum, just add my Skype ID: **************. I can also screen share and show you what I am doing.

I really need to get this working soon. One of the Beta releases ( a few versions ago) DID successfully import the EW 2009 database. It's the final version I have no success with.


I have done similar, but I have deleted the v6.1 folder entirely.

Did all that you asked, still no difference (when I start EW6 a Data folder is created beside the Data1 folder). Data does not import. I cannot switch to the profile. EW 6 errors if I type anything in the profile manager.

I should also point out that if I create a blank profile in EW 6 (so I can start EW 6 properly) then the Profile Manager does NOT crash when I type if I open it using the menu (as opposed to the profile manager opening automatically to do a conversion).

I know you have already done this, but want you to do it again.
Close all versions of EasyWorship.
In the system tray next to the time, find the EasyWorship helper, right click on it and exit.
Browse to C:\Users\Public\Documents\Softouch\Easyworship\Default_1
Make sure you have a databases, options, resources, v6.1
Open databases and make sure you have a data folder in there.
If so, go back one folder, open the v6.1 folder, open databases
rename data to data1.
Open EasyWorship 6
EW 6:


Folder contains:

EW 2009:


Open EasyWorship 6
Click on the profiles menu.
Then click on profiles manager.
What is the path shown on the right next to instance location.
Click the link and see what is shown in the address bar of windows explorer.

Then open EasyWorship 2009, click on profiles, profiles manager.
Edit the profile that has songs in it.
Click in the path field below use an existing application data instance.
Wright down that path.
Post both of them in your reply.
Hi Rodger,

No difference. I ran the script and tried lots of different things - always the same result. I tried deleting and not deleting various folders. I tried renaming Default_1 to Default and ensuring it was the only profile in 2009 before trying in 6. I tried database rebuilds. There is always no data in EW 6.

I'm very sorry this is not working for you.
The typical profile folder is the Default profile folder. If you uninstalled and reinstalled EasyWorship 2009 in the past, you will have a Default_1 profile folder attached to the default profile.
It's possible there is a permissions issue that is causing all of this to hang up.
Download and run the following file and then try again.
https://easyworship.com/downloads/Utili ... ta-7-8.exe

EW 2009 was already 1.9.

EW 6 was just updated to

I followed your instructions to the letter. The changed EW 2009 shortcut does a conversion on start. Your "Delete or rename the appropriate data folder" instruction is a bit vague and I took a guess and deleted the v6.1 folder inside Default_1 - please correct me if this is wrong. There is only one profile folder.

At the end of the day, this process does NOT work. Despite the instructions AND the update to the latest version of EW6 it still crashes in the Profiles screen (when a key is pressed) and conversion still does not work. I cannot load any of my existing data from 2009 into 6.

I MUST have this working for a test run we are planning this weekend (our last opportunity to do so). Please help!

First make sure you have EasyWorship 2009 build 1.9, if not go to www.easyworship.com/support, download and install it.
Open EW 2009 once, close it and open EasyWorship 6.
If you already have 2009 build 1.9, do the following.

Close all versions of EasyWorship.
go to start, all programs, EasyWorship, Click Rebuild EasyWorship Database.
After EasyWorship 2009 opens, close it.
Right click on the EasyWorship 2009 icon on the desktop, click on properties.
On the shortcut tab, in the target field, arrow to the end of the path to EasyWorship.exe and make sure the cursor is after the quotes.
Type in a space, then /convertdatabase
Click apply.
double click the EasyWorship 2009 icon.
The database will convert and EW will open.
Close EasyWorship 2009.

Delete or rename the appropriate data folder and reopen EW 6.

I have just spent three hours trying to get the import to work and it does not. Here is what is happening:

1. EW2009 is installed, databases are okay, and I have done a rebuild database. Everything looks good.

2. I delete the v6.1 folder and close the EW6Helper.

3. Start EW6 and it opens with the Profile Editor. The v6.1 folder is created. There is a singe profile called "Defualt_1" which is not selected.

4. In the profile editor, touching any key on the keyboard at anytime causes EW6 to error with "Access Violation 0049862B in module 'EasyWorship.exe'. Read of address is 00000258." Even pressing the shift key causes this to occur so I cannot enter a different directory name or rename the profile. This is 100% consistent - it ALWAYS happens.

5. Kill EW6 and start again.

6. Select "Default_1" and click "Switch To". I then click "Convert Data". Icon spins for a few seconds and then stops.

7. "Default_1" is still not selected. I can repeat the "Switch To" process forever and the conversion never occurs.

8. Click "Close." EW6 is not open but the entire app screen is grep. The only buttons in the menu are "File", "Profiles" and "Help".

9. The profiles menu has two options: "Default_1" and "Profiles Manager...". Default_1 is NOT ticked.

10. Select "Default_1" and once again I get an offer to convert the database. Clicking "Convert Data" makes the icon spin for a few seconds then returns to the grey desktop. "Default_1" is NOT selected.

11. Go into "Profiles Manager.." and you get the same as before. "Switch To" offers to convert but does not. Entering any key whatsoever causes EW6 to crash.

If I choose to NOT convert I get a new, working, empty profile WITHOUT any of my data. It is selected in the "Profiles" menu. "Default_1" is still there and any attempts to select it result in failed conversion attempts (as before).

Can anyone tell me how to import my song data???

I assume you have the location of your EW 2009 profile that you want to import (if not check it in the Profile Manager in EW 2009).

You just have to close all applications - both EW2009 and EW6. You need to exit from the EW6 helper (check your status bar to see if the helper is running. If it is, right click and select "Exit". If it is not, check in the Task Manager that it is really not running (make sure there is no EasyWorshipHelper.exe running in your processes tab).

Go to the location of your EW 2009 profile, you should be able to find an additional folder with something like "v6.B.1" as the folder name. Remove that folder (as in delete it). If your EW6 profile name and EW 2009 profile name is the same and was pointing to the same location, then it should automatically ask if you want to convert it when you start EW6. If not, then you need to make sure you create a new profile with the same name as the EW2009, set as existing, and point to the EW2009 profile location. When you click ok, it should go to the created profile, and then ask if you want to convert it.
can you tell me what you did please ?
i have tried a variety of things none of them work
even the email i got from easyworship the other day did not work

thanks in advance
How do you point EW6 to EW2009?

The images came across automatically but Songs have stayed where they are and cannot find obvious route.

how do you point the ew6 to the old database ???

Any idea on this?

Nevermind, found it.
I decided to put EW-6 onto my work computer, just to play around with it when downtime comes. There I did the song conversion from 2009 and it worked fine. Every song came in, albiet without backgrounds of course. No problem.

I think I like the new database arrangement. Sorting under "Collections" is great once you get used to setting up the Collections. Up high in the window you have

All Songs

which is where EVERYTHING YOU HAVE is located, raw and unsifted. Then below, under COLLECTIONS, I have set our up this way:

Black Slide
Communion Stills
Welcome Slides
Worship Songs

The collection "Black Slide" has only one "song", which is just a black slide. We tend to use that a lot rather than the Black button, because we usually know when we're going to black anyhow. The rest of it is pretty common sense, and covers everything WE do on a regular Sunday morning.