FieldWorks provides one-file data management of an entire FieldWorks project. A FieldWorks project is an XML file that stores data and text related to a particular language and the people that speak it. All FieldWorks applications store information in the same file.

Backing Up Projects

A FieldWorks project backup file is a zip file (with the extension fwbackup) that contains your compressed project data.

If you use Send/Receive, you cannot restore the backups over your data, but it’s a good idea to keep backups anyway.

If you have your project on Language Depot, you have an offsite backup and can access previous revisions of the project by contacting flex_errors@sil.org. If you do want to roll your project back to an earlier revion, all the members that share the project will also need to re-receive the project in order to continue sharing.