If your Signet is lost or not easily accessible it is possible to read directly from a backup file to access your data. While reading from a backup the Signet user interface functions very similarly to when a device is connected. The main differences are that there is no ability to type your data and the data is read only.
Start the Signet client and click ‘File->Open”
Locate the Signet backup file you want to read. It will have the extension ‘sdb’ which is short for ‘Signet DataBase’. For automated backups the default location is in a subdirectory of your documents folder called ‘SignetBackups’. If the file is opened successfuly you will see a message on the top of the main window indicating which file is open.
To access your data you must unlock the database your your master password as you would if a device was connected. While reading from the database file the client will ignore the presence of a Signet device. When you are done accessing your data you can click ‘File->Close” and the client will return to it’s default device oriented mode.