[v6 General Discussion] Import 2009 Song Data

I have installed EW6 on a new PC.

How do I import all my songs from EW2009?

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
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.

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.
EW 6:


Folder contains:

EW 2009:


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

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).

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.

others will be able to give the technical advice but I think you'll need to copy your old EW2009 onto the new PC and point EW6 at it. First time EW6 runs pointed to the 'old' db it should ask you if you want to convert the old db. The message is a bit scary as it implies that you won't be able to use the old db anymore - this isn't true - it makes a new db. you will then have all your old songs available in EW6 albeit, you'll lose any backgrounds, the formatting and fonts will be changed etc. There's plenty of discussion on the forum about this and also how to import the old 2009 db into EW6
how do you point the ew6 to the old database ???
So if people do not like 6, we can still use 09?
Yes, but any song added to EW6 will have to be added to EW2009 separately.

What I don't know is whether the next version of EW6 will convert the EW2009 database again, i.e. lose all your additions to EW6 or if it will stick with the EW6 database.
I was also one scared off by the conversion message. Now I have to rebuild our entire song list, or download again from Song Select and go through months of mods.

I will try to do the conversion again. Right now we're having technical trouble getting EW to let us have the cheap upgrade, so we only have the demo copy.

My plan is to run 2009 and 6 concurrently for a few months. We have four regular volunteers and two backups who run the program. I want people to be able to bounce back to 2009 if they run into any problems, so obviously (as supervisor) I'll HAVE to make sure both databases are accurate.

One nice thing about the CCLI Song Select service is that both 2009 and 6 will import easily. So if we add a new song to 6 it's easy to just go back and add it to 2009 also. Custom songs are the issue, of course.

Our folks cycle through video duty every six weeks, for two weeks on at a time. They're not all teckies but they love to do the job, and that's why we have EW rather than Brand X. I wanna keep that going. I don't want to loose any of my people. Now all we have to do is get them all "eased" into the new version 6.

Seems like I've encountered a more serious issue...

I too wanted to run both concurrently, and with this week having no Wednesday service we decided it was a perfect time for a LONG overdue reloading of the EASY WORSHIP computer, with some upgrades, put on 6 and keep going. I backed up Easy Worship 09 to a thumb drive, and finally got through all the windoze updates (and people wonder why I've been a Mac guy ) Anyway. I logged onto Easy worhship to download 2009 and apparently when you click on that you actually are downloading Easy Worship 6! So I currently have no option to convert! Any ideas from anyone? Or even a way I can get a copy of 09?
Go to Support page: [url:1zwcgw5f]https://easyworship.com/support

Scroll down until you see link for EW2009 download.