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Desktop app on my desktop with win7(64) does not open

Christos Elmatzioglou Mar 04, 2015 02:13PM PST

I have upgraded to SplashID 8 Pro. The application was working properly till today, however now it does not open. That means the window requiering the password does not open at all. When I click on the app icon there appears an icon on the taskbar and thats all.

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Ben Queen Mar 05, 2015 12:08PM PST SplashData Inc Representative

Not sure why its not working, but let’s try and reset SplashID on your Windows system.

First locate and rename the SplashID Data folder:

1) open the file explorer
2) browse to Documents\SplashData\
3) you may find both a “SplashID” and a “SplashID.8” folder
4) click each folder name, to make it editable, and add .old to the end, so it’s SplashID.old, and SplashID.8.old, respectively.

Now make sure you update to the latest version of the app.


Then launch the SplashID Desktop again, and go through the guided setup.

Now to get your data back:

- If you have good data on the cloud, it will download automatically.

- If you have good data on the Android app, use the Backup command found in Settings on the SplashID Android app. Then do a WiFi sync with the SplashID Desktop (you may wish to set the sync setting to handheld overwrites desktop first).

- If you have good data on the iPhone / iPad app, use the Send Records command in the Settings screen to send yourself all records as a vID file via email. Then do a WiFi sync with the SplashID Desktop (you may wish to set the sync setting to handheld overwrites desktop first).

- If you need to restore a backup vID file, you can just find the backup file you want to import and double-click it. You will need to enter the password that was set at the time the backup file was exported.

Auto-backup files are saved here:


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