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Moving Listomax to a New Machine

There are two things you need to do:

  1. Move the data
  2. Move the progam
They are best done in this order, but it is not critical.

1. Move the data

There are several ways to do this.

  1. Move the data manually

    On XP, Listomax data normally lives in:
         C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Listomax
    and on Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, it is at:
         C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Listomax
    where username is the logged-in Windows user.

    Listomax now allows you to place your data anywhere, so it's not necessary to use the standard location, though if you don't, you'll have to tell Listomax where it is.

    If the two machines are networked together, you can use Windows Explorer(*) to copy the data, but beware that you cannot do it in one step because most of your machine is private. Other computers cannot see or write to it. Instead, copy it to the Shared Documents folder on the new machine, then use Windows Explorer on the new machine to move it elsewhere.

    * Don't know what Windows Explorer is? It's a way to handle files and folders on your computer. If you Google for "Windows Explorer Tutorial" you will find many helpful pages such as TeacherClick.

    If the machines aren't networked together, you'll need to copy the data to an external hard drive or a thumb drive. Once you've done that, move it to the new machine and copy the Listomax data to your hard drive.

  2. Move the data with Listomax

    Listomax v1.70 and up has the ability to use data at any location. If the two machines are networked together, you can use Menu > File > Move to choose a location on the new machine. Note that the caveat above about limited access applies here, too.

    If the machines aren't networked together, you'll need to copy the data to an external hard drive or a Thumb Drive. Once you've done that, move it to the new machine. Once you've run Listomax on the new machine and told it where the data is, you can use Menu > File > Move to put it wherever you want.

  3. The two move methods are slightly different

    There is one difference between the manual method and moving with Listomax: the latter is truly a move. Once completed, the data only exists on the new machine, thumb drive or wherever you moved it. Using the manual method with Windows Explorer, the data is copied, not moved, so Listomax will still appear normal on the old machine. But DON'T USE IT after the new machine is set up and in use. The changes you make won't be reflected on the new machine. If you truly want to run from both machines, read the sharing page.

2. Move the program

This is the easy part: just download and install a copy of Listomax. When you run it for the first time, it starts with this screen.

Click the checkbox shown above. Listomax asks where your data is:

Choose the new location, and you should be up and running.

What if you installed Listomax before moving the data?

You went through the whole setup of your account, then found your data wasn't there! In this case, after moving the data as above, make sure Listomax is closed, then from the Windows Start Menu, choose All Programs > Listomax > Support program. This screen comes up:

Choose "Change Location", pick the location of the Listomax data, then close the support program. Run Listomax, and everything should be working.

 
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