Transferring info to new computer

Derek Atkins derek at
Thu Jan 20 01:16:40 EST 2011


On Thu, January 20, 2011 1:09 am, Emil wrote:
> I set up and ran Gnucash for a few months on my old Ubuntu 10.04
> machine.  I got a new computer and put Ubuntu 10.10 on it.  I am trying
> to transfer all the info over to the new machine but can't figure out
> how to.  As a minimum I'd like to transfer the chart of accounts and the
> budget.  I transferred over the default directory I set up
> (/home/user/Documents/Finance/Gnucash) and I also placed the old
> .gnucash folder in my home/user folder.  I can't figure out a way to
> export from the one program and import to the other one.  Am I missing
> something simple or is it more complicated?

You must be missing something.  Once you copy the data file (wherever you
put it), all you need to do is File -> Open on the new system to get it to
read it in.  Did you do that?

Copying your ~/.gnucash directory should help restore any open reports.

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