[GNC] how to migrate data to new computer

David Cousens davidcousens at bigpond.com
Sun Dec 8 21:54:43 EST 2019

It will help a lot if you can provide the information Stephen Butler
requested, i.e OS and version GnuCash and version and how  you installed it.

The datafile for GnuCash is not generally in a hidden directory which is
what a directory .gnucash would be.The .gnucash hidden directory contains
user config data AFAIK from a version of GnuCash at 2.6 or earlier. It may
still exist if you are using a 3.x version of Gnucash as the upgrade doesn't
delete it but for the V3.x version the user config data is normally in a
location .local/share/gnucash on V3.x of GnuCash on Linux systems.  see
https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Configuration_Locations for more info and
other OSes.

Your data if you are not using one of the database backends is a plain text
file  <filename>.gnucash where filename is the name you orignally gave it
when you created it and it should be somewhere in your home directory. It
will usually be accompanied by a series of log and backup files which have
the same <filename>.gnucash format with additional extensions with a
date-time stamp and either .log (logfile) or .gnucash (backup file)
depending on the options you may have selected. 

You should see files in the following format
<filename>.gnucash                                             actual data
<filename>.gnucash.<timestamp>.log                   log file
<filename>.gnucash.<timestamp>.gnucash           backups of data file
created at <timestamp>

where <timestamp> has the format "yyyymmddhhmmss"
in the directory which contained your data file.

David Cousens

David Cousens
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