Because the most recent CS3 update has corrupted
ALL of my CS3 programs, Adobe has advised me to uninstall
and reinstall everything, including Contribute. I can find no way
to save all of the settings in My Connections. This is a problem
because I administer multiple sites. Suggestions?
As a backup you should allways create for yourself admin
connection keys and keys for your users for all the websites. This
would save you, and your users, the trouble of recreating the
connections at any time.
As far as I know the admin settings (including roles) are all
saved on the server, so they are not deleted on uninstalling the
program. You can backup these settings by copying the folders (_mm,
_baks, _notes), or the whole site, using a ftp-client. The _mm
folder is the admin-settings folder. The _notes folders are the
design notes per item. The _baks folders are there if you enabled
roolbacks on your site.
If you uninstall, you can, after re-installing the program,
create a new connection to the website an login as the
administrator and see the settings you created before.
If you remembered your password, you can do this, if not you
can use your backup admin connection key and the new password. You
can then delete the old admin-role and use your new one.