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Updated April 22, 2012 | By Bob Fugett

Powertap File Structure

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In Windows, here's how to backup and keep all your data intact from your downloaded Powertap intervals, notes, user information, and generated intervals using the Saris PowerAgent software that came with it.

DO NOT DO THIS: if it makes you even a little bit nervous.

First, you need to find the files, but the software doesn't make that easy.

Do this:

1) Select Search/For Files or Folders... on the Start button
2) Select All files and folders
3) Expand More advanced options and make sure Search subfolders is active
4) Initiate a search for ".poweragent" on your main drive
5) Click into the .poweragent folder
6) Click into the repository folder
7) Your User files are reduced to numbered pairs with one global information file such as

athlete12
athlete12.workout0
athlete12.workout0.data
athlete12.workout1
athlete12.workout1.data
athlete12.workout2
athlete12.workout2.data

These are the files you need to backup or send to your friends for harassing them about your strength.

If you just got your power meter and software up and running, you should take the earliest opportunity to make sure you understand how this works by copy/pasting a group of files to another folder, deleting the originals in the .poweragent\repository folder, opening PowerAgent to confirm the user and data files are gone, then close PowerAgent, copy/paste the files back into the folder and reopen PowerAgent to make sure all the data has been restored.

Nothin' to it!

 

Select Search/For Files or Folders... on the Start button

 

Select All files and folders
 

Expand More advanced options and make sure Search subfolders is active
Initiate a search for ".poweragent" on your main drive
 

Click into the .poweragent folder

 

Click into the repository folder
 

Your User files are reduced to numbered pairs with one global information file such as

athlete12
athlete12.workout0
athlete12.workout0.data
athlete12.workout1
athlete12.workout1.data
athlete12.workout2
athlete12.workout2.data

These are the files you need to backup or send to your friends for harassing them about your strength.

If you  just got your power meter and software up and running, you should take the earliest opportunity to make sure you understand how this works by copy/pasting a group of files to another folder, deleting the originals in the .poweragent\repository folder, opening PowerAgent to confirm the user and data files are gone, then close PowerAgent, copy/paste the files back into the folder and reopen PowerAgent to make sure all the data has been restored.

Nothin' to it!

DO NOT DO THIS: if it makes you even a little bit nervous.


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