Not Able to Export the accounts from GNU-CASH

Rishikesh Shukla sequester1981 at
Sun Nov 15 15:27:32 EST 2009

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your reply, i  tried your steps but when i open the file on the
other computer, it says COULD NOT FIND THE FILE.

i FIRST used save as option and save on the network from there i copied to
my pendrive and opened from pendrive in other computer.

The points that i noticed that when i saved the file on my office computer
it create 3 files in the folder But when i tried to save on my home computer
it only created one file.

Anyhow, When i save the file from each of the individual computer it get
open very well but same file do not get open on other computer.

Also I tried to user the import facility, it has many format but export has
only two options and that too has same problem.

Please Suggest.....

Rishikesh Shukla

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 10:33 PM, Mike or Penny Novack <
stepbystepfarm at> wrote:

>> I have problem when i tried to Export the accounts file from GNU CASH.
>> My objective is to create some file so that i can tranport those accounts
>> and there balences to another Desktop having GNU cash running on it.
>> Can Any one provide me the solution.
> Why would you want to do this by export/import?
> Think in more general terms. Suppose your old computer died and you
> obtained a new one. Luckily you made backups of your all your data (you have
> a copy of your entire data directory (file folder) ). You would do a
> "restore from backup" operation copying that folder to your new computer
> from the backup. So what you might want to ask instead is "how do I make a
> backup?" (of the folder/directory in which this data resides) and "how do I
> restore from backup?" Note that these are more general questions than "how
> do I do this for GnuCash data?". The only part of this that is specific to
> Gnucash is if you are unable to discover where GnuCash puts the data (if you
> allowed that to be some default location instead of specifying where you
> wanted the data to be).
> Michael

Thanks & Regards
Rishikesh Shukla

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