On Tue, 10 Jul 2018 19:27:21 -0700 (MST)
DaveC49 <davidcous...@bigpond.com> wrote:

> Dick,
> All that is necessary is to copy the <filename>.gnucash file from that
> directory to the new computer (usb stick is probably easiest) where
> <filename> is the name you originally gave your Gnucash file. This is
> the only file that it is necessary to copy to transfer to your new
> machine
> You will find a lot of files of the form 
> <filename>.gnucash.<timestamp>.gnucash  and
> <filename>.gnucash.<timestamp>.log
> in the directory. 
> These are backup and log files and are created each time you open
> GnuCash. They are useful if the primary file above becomes corrupted
> as you can restore from a backup file by applying the subsequent
> logfiles.  You can copy these over as well if you wish. It is
> probably a good idea to keep a few of the most recent of each file
> type.
> Once you have copied the file into an appropriate directory in the
> \Users on the new machine , if you start GnuCash and then File->Open
> from the menu and then direct it to and open the <filename>.gnucash
> file you copied you will be up and running. Next time it should open
> that file by default.
> David Cousens

This is incomplete. Copying only this file will not copy the
preferences and the saved reports (if any).
Check the FAQ, above and below this one

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