How do I backup and restore Simple DNS Plus settings and data? (v. 5.x)

NOTE: This article is specific to Simple DNS Plus v. 5.x
Other versions of this article are available for:
Simple DNS Plus v. 4.00 and earlier
Simple DNS Plus v. 6.0 and later
 

The different settings (Options dialog etc.) are recorded in various ".xml" files in the Simple DNS Plus application data directory:

On Windows Vista / Server 2008 and later, this location is typically:
C:\ProgramData\JH Software\Simple DNS Plus

On earlier Windows versions:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\JH Software\Simple DNS Plus

The actual zone data files (zones and records) are stored in a separate directory as specified in the Options dialog / DNS / Data Files section:

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To backup: Copy all ".xml" files, and ALL files in the data directory.

To restore the settings and data on a new or reinstalled computer: Install a fresh copy of Simple DNS Plus and copy the backup files back to their original location.

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