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Moving memoQ local projects to another computer
Posted by Peter Reynolds, Last modified by Gergely Garai on 05 November 2018 05:03 PM

Moving memoQ projects to another computer

When you purchased a new computer, you install memoQ on the new computer, and you may want to move your memoQ projects to the new computer.

NOTE: This article explains how to move memoQ project folders to a new computer for the same memoQ version, e.g. moving memoQ 7.8 projects to memoQ 7.8, or memoQ 8.5 on the old computer to memoQ 8.5 on the new computer.

A. Copy the project folders to the new computer


  1. On your old computer, navigate to the My MemoQ Projects folder. Normally, it is under C:\Users\[user name]\Documents\My MemoQ Projects. This folder contains all of your memoQ projects in subfolders. If you want to move all projects, zip the My MemoQ Projects folder. If you only want to move one project, open the My MemoQ Projects folder and zip the project folder you want to move.
  2. Copy the zipped folder on to your new computer, unzip the folder.
  3. In the unzipped project folder, double click the *.mprx file. memoQ opens the project on your new computer.

If you copied the entire My MemoQ Projects folder, you need to open every project in this folder separately in memoQ on your new computer.

B. Use memoQ’s backup feature to move a project


  1. On your old computer, open memoQ. Select one or more projects on the Dashboard. On the ribbon, click the Backup button.
  2. In the Backup selected projects dialog, tell memoQ where to save the backup file (either on your computer, or on Language Terminal – see the memoQ Help for further information).
  3. Back up the project. memoQ creates an .mqbkf file.
  4. If you saved the file locally, navigate to it, and copy it over to your new computer.
  5. On your new computer, open memoQ. On the ribbon, click the Restore button.
  6. In the memoQ restore from backup wizard, navigate to your .mqbkf file and follow the backup wizard.

See also the article on moving resources to another computer

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