ABU Tool for extracting presets from backups

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  1. Guitar1969

    Guitar1969 Senior Member

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    I was not the original creator (He no longer has an Amplifire) but I asked the original programmer to update this tool to work with 4.0 as it broke when the update was released. This tool will take an ABU backup and allow you to extract the individual presets out of it with its proper name (rename feature). Its a bit quirky, in that you can't have any patches with the same names, or any special characters in the preset names or it will throw an error.
     

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    Great adds...thank you so much!!
     
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    Thank you! I will give this a try!
     
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    the preset extractor seems to be only for pc users..anyway it's a great idea...
     
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    This problem is only when restoring > 4.0.1 backups when I have 4.x correct? In other words, if I were to back up the latest update of 4.0.1, I should be able to restore from it too correct?
     
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    As has been posted elsewhere, the ABU file is just a zip file containing all of your user cabs and presets. If you rename the backup to .zip, you can extract like any other Zip file. The issue is the presets will not have the names you gave them - they will just be names sequentially in order as they were on your AF, until you import it back onto your AF. This tool lets you back up and restore, but also extract those files in one step, but additonally there is a rename feature that renames it to the original preset name for organizing. I know it works with firmwares 4.0 and higher and may work with thew prior ones too (there is an older version that only worked with 3.0 and lower). It doesn't harm your backup file so give it a try, as there are a couple of things that can throw an error , such as blank slot, weird characters in preset names, and duplicate filenames.
     
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    Worked great, took me a while to rename some presets so I didn't have dupes, but it worked eventually.
     
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    Yeah me too. Trick is making sure no special characters, no dupes, and no blank patches (as they would be viewed as dupes).
     
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    If you use 7zip, you don't need to rename the files. I just right click the file and choose open w/ 7zip.
     
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    The benefit of the tool is to know what the names of the presets are so you can load them in individually, rather than just filenames with a preset number.
     

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