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 https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/FAQ#Q:_I_moved.2Frenamed_my_data_file_and_my_reports_disappeared._How_do_I_get_them_back.3F Liz _______________________________________________ gnucash-user mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org To update your subscription preferences or to unsubscribe: https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user If you are using Nabble or Gmane, please see https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists for more information. ----- Please remember to CC this list on all your replies. You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All.