Re-instate my local sites to LocalByFlywheel from backup?

I hope this is the correct Topic for which to post this:

I had to do an emergency wipe and rebuild of my Windows machine - and I have a copy of the previous
“C:\Users*Name*\Local Sites” folder which contained LocalByFlywheel sites. I would now like to re-instate these site into the new LocalByFlwheel environment on the rebuilt machine.

I have not yet been able to find any documentation on how to do this.


Thank you for any help,

I had the same issue when I had to rebuild my issue. Unfortunately I could not find a resolution and had to rebuild my client’s site I was working on. I also lost my new site that I was building for my business. I still haven’t had he time to rebuild that one. I tried multiple times using different methods and nothing worked.

I chatted with support as well and they just pointed me to the forum. Sorry that I couldn’t really help ya! Just know that you aren’t the only one. This is a big issue that needs to be resolved.

Good luck!

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Hey @Doug,

I would give this a try:

It is a manual process but as long as you have the files and database backed up should get you back up and running.

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Thank you for that information. The instructions make sense, but when I go to run:
“myloader -p -d /app/sql --overwrite-tables --database local”

It says:

‘myloader’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Myloader is not in the system32 command list so trying to figure it out - not my bag so will take some digging . . .

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction.


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