Transferring info to new computer
derek at ihtfp.com
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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