Migration Tool to convert Blue Iris 5 Settings from 32-bit to 64-bit and vice versa

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Migration Tool to convert Blue Iris 5 Settings from 32-bit to 64-bit and vice versa

Post by reddawg » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:49 am

Title: ConvertBI-Backup.CMD (version 2.1)


What is ConvertBI-Backup.CMD?
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It is a migration tool that allows you to export all Blue Iris's settings using REGEDIT, so it can be imported into the registry for a Blue Iris application with a different 32/64-bit architecture. In other words, if you have Blue Iris 5 32-bit installed on a PC and want to move to the 64-bit version of Blue Iris 5, this utility will export and adjust your Blue Iris settings so they can work with the 64-bit version of Blue Iris.

It will create a backup file that includes the version and 32/64 bits architecture as part of the filename using the format BlueIris_v5.xx.xx.xx_x{32/64}.reg. For example:

Blueiris_v5.0.2.5_x32.reg ...x32 = Backup is formated for 32-bit version of Blue Iris 5
Blueiris_v5.0.2.5_x64.reg ...x64 = Backup is formated for 64-bit version of Blue Iris 5

Scenario 1: Convert Blue Iris 5 Settings from 32-bit to 64-bit on a 64-bit OS

On a PC with a Windows 64-bit OS and Blue Iris 5 32-bit app installed, running 'ConvertBI-Backup.CMD' will create a REGEDIT backup file called 'Blueiris_v5.0.2.5_x64.reg' that contains Blue Iris 5 settings adjusted for a 64-bit OS. It will also create a REGEDIT backup file called 'Blueiris_v5.0.2.5_x32.reg' that contains your original settings.

Scenario 2: Convert Blue Iris 5 Settings from 64-bit to 32-bit on a 64-bit OS

On a PC with a Windows 64-bit OS and Blue Iris 5 64-bit app installed, running 'ConvertBI-Backup.CMD' will create a REGEDIT backup file called 'Blueiris_v5.0.2.5_x32.reg' that contains Blue Iris 5 settings adjusted for a 32-bit app running on a Windows 64-bit OS. It will also create a REGEDIT backup file called 'Blueiris_v5.0.2.5_x64.reg' that contains your original settings.

Scenario 3: Convert Blue Iris 5 Settings from 32-bit to 64-bit on a 32-bit OS

No conversation is necessary. On a 32-bit OS, Blue Iris 5 settings are store in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Perspective Software and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Perspective Software. There is no "Wow6432Node" key. On a 64-bit OS, a 64-bit version of Blue Iris 5 stores its settings in the same Windows registry location. Just perform a normal backup of Blue Iris 5 settings on the 32-bit Windows OS PC and import that backup into Blue Iris 5 on the 64-bit Windows OS PC.

Where are Blue Iris 5 settings stored?
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They are stored in the Windows registry in the following locations:

1) Blue Iris 5 (32-bit app) on a PC with a Windows 32-bit OS settings are stored:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Perspective Software
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Perspective Software


and Blue Iris 5 is installed in C:\Program Files\Blue Iris 5

2) Blue Iris 5 (32-bit app) on a PC with a Windows 64-bit OS settings are stored:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Perspective Software
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Perspective Software


and Blue Iris 5 is installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\Blue Iris 5

3) Blue Iris 5 (64-bit app) on a PC with a Windows 64-bit OS settings are stored:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Perspective Software
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Perspective Software


and Blue Iris 5 is installed in C:\Program Files\Blue Iris 5

FYI: The new installer for Blue Iris 5 since version 5.0.1.0, does not have an option for installing a 32-bit version of Blue Iris 5 on a Windows 64-bit OS. It only allows you to install the 64-bit version.

How to Run
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1) Run ConvertBI-Backup.cmd (Must RunAs admin on Windows 7/8/10 PC's)

By default, ConvertBI-Backup.CMD looks for Blue Iris 5. To convert different versions of Blue Iris' settings,
open an Admin elevated CMD prompt and type:

# ConvertBI-Backup /v 4 (For Blue Iris 4)
# ConvertBI-Backup /v 3 (For Blue Iris 3)

2) Copy 'Blueiris_v5.xx.xx.xx_{32/64}.reg' file to the other computer (if migrating to another PC).
3) Download and install Blue Iris 5.x full install version. Download from https://blueirissoftware.com/blueiris.exe
4) Install Blue Iris 5 64-bit or 32-bit depending upon your PC's Windows OS architecture.
5) Run the 'Blueiris_v5.xx.xx.xx_{32/64}.reg' file by double clicking on it. This is ASCI text version of a REGEDIT file, so do not try to import this file from inside Blue Iris Settings -> About tab.


Compatibility
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+ Windows 7
+ Windows 8/8.1
+ Windows 10


Download ConvertBI-Backup.zip or previous versions
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ConvertBI-Backup.zip (Latest version) from https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sr7ak ... S8Lv5kgJ7U



How to install ConvertBI-Backup.CMD
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1. Unzip "ConvertBI-Backup.zip" to C:\. This will unpack ConvertBI-Backup.cmd and "README for ConvertBI-Backup.txt" files to following directory:

C:\Bat
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ConvertBI-Backup.CMD
README for ConvertBI-Backup.txt
ReplaceText.vbs

FYI: If you want to put ConvertBI-Backup.cmd in a different folder, you can but make sure you put all files in the same folder.

2. To configure where you want ConvertBI-Backup.cmd to store its registry backups, open the batch file called ConvertBI-Backup.CMD with Notepad and just change the following line:

SET DEST=%USERPROFILE%\Desktop

3. To configure ConvertBI-Backup.CMD to use a different version of Blue Iris than 5, open the batch file called ConvertBI-Backup.CMD with Notepad and just change the following line:

SET MAJORVER=5

5 = Blue Iris 5
4 = Blue Iris 4
3 = Blue Iris 3


Last bumped by reddawg on Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:49 am.
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