Diet Power stores all of your personal information¾from your height to your calendar notes to how far you jogged and what you ate last Wednesday¾in a personal subfolder that contains no other information. This makes it easy to delete a user from the program without affecting other users. (See User, Deleting a.) It also enables you to carry your records back and forth between your home and office computers. (See Travel Bag, Copying Records to or from the.)
Your personal subfolder is created the first time you use Diet Power, when you click OK after filling out the Personal Information Form. The subfolder is named after you¾your first name followed by your birth date in MMDDYY form. Thus, if your name is Helen and you were born on July 4, 1976, your personal subfolder will be named \Helen070476.
Your Personal Subfolder May Be Hidden
By default, your personal subfolder is created as a hidden folder. You can't see it unless you've set Windows Explorer to display hidden files and folders. To do that:
In Windows Vista:
Start up Windows Explorer.
(It's usually under Accessories in your Start > All Programs list.)
Click Organize > Folders
and Search Options > View.
"Hidden files and folders," choose "Show hidden files and
In Windows XP or 2000:
Start up Windows Explorer.
(It's usually under Accessories on your Start > Programs list.)
Click Tools > Folder
Options > View.
Under "Hidden files
and folders," choose "Show hidden files and folders."
Location of Your Personal Subfolder
In Diet Power 4.4, your personal subfolder is located somewhere in your c:\Documents and Settings folder (assuming that you accepted the defaults when installing the program). To be more specific:
Windows Vista, if you accepted the installation defaults, your
personal subfolder should be in c:\Program Data\DietPower4.4.
Windows 2000, if you accepted the installation defaults, your personal
subfolder should be in c:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\DietPower4.4.
In Windows XP, if you accepted the installation defaults, the location of your personal subfolder depends on whether you installed for "All Users" or "Just Me."
If you installed for
"All Users," your personal subfolder should be in c:\Documents
and Settings\All Users\Application Data\DietPower4.4.
If you installed for "Just Me," your personal subfolder should be in c:\Documents and Settings\Yourname\Application Data\DietPower4.4¾where "Yourname" is the name you gave when setting up your user account on the computer.
(In earlier versions of Diet Power, your personal subfolder is located elsewhere. In DietPower 4.0 it's usually in c:\Program Files\DietPower 4.0. In versions 3.3 and older, it's usually in c:\Program Files\DietPower.)
Files in Your Personal Subfolder
Inside your personal subfolder are seven kinds of files. Here are their names and what they contain:
MMDDYYYY.FD is the file containing your Food Log for the date MM/DD/YYYY.
MMDDYYYY.EXR is the file containing your Exercise Log for MM/DD/YYYY.
FAVORITE.FD is the list of favorite foods that you keep in the middle window of your Food Log.
FAVORITE.EXR is your list of favorite exercises from the Exercise Log.
NOTES.INF is all of your calendar notes.
PERSONAL.INF contains the facts from your Personal
Information Form, as well as your personal preferences: which screen you've
selected to be your Home Screen, when your food and exercise logs should be purged, whether you want to see Food for Thought, where you are in the cycle of Food for Thought items,
and so on.
HISTORY.INF contains all your historical data: the figures displayed in your Nutrient History, Body History, Calorie Tally, and Calorie Bank; whether you've logged your weight yet today; and similar facts.
Three Things Your Personal Subfolder Doesn't Contain:
Some of the records you create are not stored in your personal subfolder, because other users in your household may need them:
foods you've added to the Food Dictionary
by entering nutrition facts from their labels. All user-added foods are
kept in a file called USER.FD, stored in your main Diet Power folder so
that other users in your household can see them in the dictionary. (If
you accepted the defaults when installing Diet Power 4.4, your main folder
is c:\Program Files\DietPower4.4.)
recipes you've added to the Food Dictionary by using the Recipe
These are kept in a file called RECIPE.FD, stored in your main Diet Power
The exercises you've
added to the Exercise Dictionary.
All user-added exercises are kept in a file called USER.EXR, stored in
your main Diet Power folder.
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Last Modified: 7/1/07