Skip to main content

How to Backup up hardware key

If you have a industrial software which uses hardware key to authenticate the license, then it is very difficult to run the software without the key dongle plugged in. Their is a chance that the key might be stolen as it looks just like pen drive. If the key dongle is stolen, then the software will not run and you have to buy another license key dongle if  you are not under service contract.

In this article I'll describe you with the method by which you can backup your hardware dongle to enable you to run the software without the key dongle plugged in.

Note: All the steps has to be done while the dongle is plugged in and the application is running.

Step 1. Download Sentinel key reader Dumper.exe. This is used to dump the key file in the dongle which is otherwise impossible to read.

Note: This can only be used with Sentinel SuperPro/UltraPro keys. The best way to find whether your key is Sentinel is that when you run the application dumper.exe, it will not show the message as "Safenet dongle drivers are not installed".

Step 2. Open dumper.exe. Click on Dump as shown in figure. It will save a dump file in .bin format.

Step 3. Now Download Bin2Dng. It will converts .bin file generated in previous step to .dng format.

Step 4.  Open Bin2Dng.exe. Goto Sentinel tab and do as instructed in the figure.

Step 5. After properly doing all above steps .dng file is generated. Now download SentinelEmulator. This will emulate the .dng file as if the dongle is Plugged in the USB drive.

Step 6.  Do as instructed in the figures.

Step 7. After all the steps has been done, remove the dongle and restart the application that uses the dongle to verify itself. You will see, it did not required the dongle and still running.

 You can keep the dongle safe somewhere or use it to run the application in another PC.


  1. nice way of "How to Backup up hardware key".

  2. Excellent dude this helped me a lot

  3. excellent and very good trick to backup hardware key. thankyou so much for this trick

  4. Excellent. I searched for this topic the whole day. But last I found that here. Thank you very much

  5. Don't work for me, continue show the message "The hardware block is missing". Detail - I have the key.

    Someone can help me?

    1. At what step have you got the message?

    2. I did all the prompts when the hardlock retreat and try to only use the emulator, I get the message.
      Can you send me your email?

    3. This procedure works with windows 7 x86?

  6. Is there any way to write dng file in pendrive and make your own dongle

  7. Hi,

    The download files are now missing.

    Any chance of uploading some fresh copies.


  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

  9. Excellent trick .but not work for used ALADDIN HASP SRM to emulate hasp srm dongle sir

  10. Hi, can You help make copy from original to new one?

  11. Well explained step process, if you want to know how to backup hardwire key. Acquire knowledge as much as you can. Follow Clone Dongle Usb Key for more information.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

What do you mean by CryoVolcano?

A cryovolcano (colloquially known as an ice volcano) erupts slurries of volatile compounds such as water or methane instead of lava. These substances are usually liquids and form plumes, but can also be in vapour form. After eruption, cryomagma condenses to a solid form when exposed to the very low surrounding temperature. Cryovolcanoes form on icy moons, and possibly on other low-temperature astronomical objects (e.g., Kuiper belt objects).
The energy required to melt ices and produce cryovolcanoes usually comes from tidal friction. It has also been suggested that translucent deposits of frozen materials could create a sub-surface greenhouse effect that would accumulate the required heat.
Ice volcanoes were first observed on Neptune's moon Triton during the Voyager 2 flyby in 1989.
On November 27, 2005 Cassini photographed geysers on the south pole of Enceladus.

Indirect evidence of cryovolcanic activity was later observed on several other icy moons of our Solar System, i…

All about Cyclone

As the tropical cyclone named Hudhud originated in Andaman sea is approaching landfall to Andhra Pradesh and Orrisa, its very important for us to know each and every bit of it and also about its siblings who has already visited India and neighboring countries or are yet to visit.

What you should know about cyclones
DefinitionsWhat are the Process of cyclone FormationWhat are different monitoring and naming organizationDefinitions Tropical storms, cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons, although named differently, describe the same disaster type.
Essentially, these disaster types refer to a large scale closed circulation system in the atmosphere which combines low pressure and strong winds that rotate in same direction as Earth. This is usually characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate anti-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth.