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You have gotten a new machine, and you need to move your [[Wordfast Pro 5]] work to it. Here are the details you need:
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You have a new computer and you want to move your [[Wordfast Pro 5]] assets to it. Here is what you’ll need to do…
  
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== '''Installing and Licensing''' ==
 
== '''Installing and Licensing''' ==
  
  
Yes, you can license your new machine. However, you do NOT need the old license or install number; you cannot use either on the new machine. Actually, when you install [[Wordfast Pro 5]] on a new machine, you will get a new Install Number that you can use to get a new license file. For more information about the licensing process, click here to check [http://wordfast.net/wiki/Licensing how to license Wordfast].
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You first need to register the license on your new computer. Do not use the old license or activation key. When you install [[Wordfast Pro 5]] on a new computer, you need to generate a new activation key from your user account at wordfast.net. For more information about licensing, click here to learn [http://wordfast.net/wiki/Licensing how to license Wordfast].
  
  
== '''TXML files''' ==
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== '''Coping and Pasting Project Folders''' ==
  
  
TXML files are [[Wordfast Pro 3]] bilingual translation files. They are located where you have saved them, usually in the same folder(s) as the original source documents. Just copy them to the new machines and open them in [[Wordfast Pro 3]].
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Locate your project folders on the old computer and put them into the Wordfast Pro 5 folder on your new machine. Open Wordfast Pro 5 on your new machine. In the "Project List" view, click '''''Add Project''''', browse to and select the project folder you’d like to add. Click on '''''Open''''' to add the project in Wordfast Pro 5 on your new computer.
  
  
  
== '''Translation Memories''' ==
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== '''Translation Memories (TM) & Glossaries''' ==
  
  
As for the Translation Memory files, you will just need to know where you have saved them. You just need to copy the (*.txt) files so that you can save them on the new machine, then ADD them again in the new installation: '''Translation Memory''' menu > '''''New/Select TM''''' > '''''ADD TM''''' > '''''Browse''''', and locate the TM (*.txt) file.
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As for your TMs and glossaries, you need to know where they are on the old computer. Once you find them, copy them (TMs and glossaries are not single files but a folder containing multiple database files) onto the new computer. Because the file path on your new computer will likely be different, you will probably have to re-add them to projects to re-establish the link:
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# Open your project, then click on the '''''Project TM''''' tab.
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# Click '''''Add Local'''''.
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# Locate the TM folder and click on OK.
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# Do the same for glossaries.
  
  
  
== '''Glossaries''' ==
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== '''Exporting and Importing Project Preferences''' ==
  
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# Go to '''''Preferences'''''.
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# Under “User Preferences”, Click '''''Advanced Settings'''''.
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# Click on '''''Export''''', select all settings you want to migrate as default on the new computer.
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# Click on '''''Export''''' and browse to the location to save the ''.pref'' file.<ref>We recommend creating a “Preferences” folder on your computer where you can save these ''.pref'' files. Once you have exported your preferences into it, simply copy the folder onto your new computer and follow steps 5 and 6.</ref>
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# On the new computer, with no project open, go to “User Preferences” and click on '''''Advanced Settings'''''.
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# Choose '''''Import''''' and browse to the location of the ''.pref'' file.
  
All that you need is to export your glossary and import it later:
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This should allow you to have the same default settings for newly created projects on the new workstation as on the old one.
  
* '''''Terminology''''' (menu) > '''''New/Select Glossary'''''.
 
* Click on '''''Export''''' button.
 
* From '''''Glossary''''' (dropdown menu), select the glossary you want to export.
 
* From '''''Export type''''', keep it '''''Tab-delimited text file (*.txt)'''''
 
* Click on '''''Browse''''' to select the location where you want to save your glossary and give it a proper name.
 
* '''''Save > OK''''' - an "exported successfully" message should appear.
 
* Now, you can copy your .txt glossary you have just exported to use again in Wordfast.
 
  
To import the glossary to [[Wordfast Pro 5]],
 
  
* '''''Terminology''''' (menu) > '''''New/Select Glossary'''''
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== '''Notes''' ==
* Click on '''''Import''''' button.
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<references/>
* From '''''File Type''''', keep it '''''Tab-delimited text file (*.txt)'''''.
 
* Click on '''''Browse'''''... to select the .txt glossary you want to import; '''''Open'''''.
 
* If this is the first time you use this glossary, keep the option '''''Create new Glossary''''' selected. If you want to update a glossary you already selected in WFP, check Import into existing glossary, select the existing glossary into which you want import the terms of the other glossary, and the way you want WFP to deal with source terms that already exist.
 
* A message will appear telling you about the number of terms that will be imported. An "imported successfully" message should appear.
 
* Now, you can use the imported glossary, as usual.
 
  
  
== '''Projects and Preferences''' ==
 
  
The project files in Wordfast Pro 3 are located in the following folder:
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Version: Wordfast Pro 5.8<br>
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Operating System: macOS<br>
  
'''PC''': C:\Users\[username]\.wf_workspace
 
  
'''Mac''': Macintosh HD/Users/[username]\.wf_workspace
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--Updated by [[User:Byron|Byron]], 10 February 2019
 
 
Where [username] is the primary account of the user. Make a copy of that folder on the old machine.
 
If you don’t see .wf_workspace on your Mac, search the internet for ''how to show hidden folders on Mac''.
 
 
 
Also, if you are on a PC, make a copy of the following file:
 
 
 
C:\Program Files (x86)\Wordfast\wordfast.ini
 
 
 
After installing [[Wordfast Pro 3]] on the new machine, restore the content of .wf_workspace you backed up above to C:\Users\[newusername]\.wf_workspace or Macintosh HD/Users/[newusername]\.wf_workspace, where [newusername] is the account of the user on the new machine. You may also want to restore wordfast.ini to C:\Program Files (x86)\Wordfast on the new machine.
 
 
 
If you want the TMs to be automatically linked to the projects on the new machine, you would have to transfer the TMs from the old machine to the new machine and the file paths would need to be identical. As it is not very likely that you will have identical file paths, it might be easier to follow the instructions under the TM section and simply re-add the TMs to the projects from within Wordfast. If you are a computer wizard, you could open the XML file in each project folder in the .wf_workspace and replace the localTM url's within the <TmConnections> </TmConnections> tags from the old machine with the new ones.
 
 
 
This should allow you to have the same setup on the new workstation as on the old one.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
== '''Troubleshooting Tip''' ==
 
 
 
 
 
If you cannot access your glossaries in [[Wordfast Pro 3]] to Export them, you can use their backup copies. You can find them at a path like: C:\Users\USERNAME\.wf_workspace\glossaries
 
 
 
Note: USERNAME is the name of the user on your machine.
 
 
 
Copy all the TXT files found in the folder "glossaries" to be able to Import them back in the above-mentioned way.
 

Latest revision as of 00:48, 14 February 2019

You have a new computer and you want to move your Wordfast Pro 5 assets to it. Here is what you’ll need to do…

Installing and Licensing

You first need to register the license on your new computer. Do not use the old license or activation key. When you install Wordfast Pro 5 on a new computer, you need to generate a new activation key from your user account at wordfast.net. For more information about licensing, click here to learn how to license Wordfast.


Coping and Pasting Project Folders

Locate your project folders on the old computer and put them into the Wordfast Pro 5 folder on your new machine. Open Wordfast Pro 5 on your new machine. In the "Project List" view, click Add Project, browse to and select the project folder you’d like to add. Click on Open to add the project in Wordfast Pro 5 on your new computer.


Translation Memories (TM) & Glossaries

As for your TMs and glossaries, you need to know where they are on the old computer. Once you find them, copy them (TMs and glossaries are not single files but a folder containing multiple database files) onto the new computer. Because the file path on your new computer will likely be different, you will probably have to re-add them to projects to re-establish the link:

  1. Open your project, then click on the Project TM tab.
  2. Click Add Local.
  3. Locate the TM folder and click on OK.
  4. Do the same for glossaries.


Exporting and Importing Project Preferences

  1. Go to Preferences.
  2. Under “User Preferences”, Click Advanced Settings.
  3. Click on Export, select all settings you want to migrate as default on the new computer.
  4. Click on Export and browse to the location to save the .pref file.[1]
  5. On the new computer, with no project open, go to “User Preferences” and click on Advanced Settings.
  6. Choose Import and browse to the location of the .pref file.

This should allow you to have the same default settings for newly created projects on the new workstation as on the old one.


Notes

  1. We recommend creating a “Preferences” folder on your computer where you can save these .pref files. Once you have exported your preferences into it, simply copy the folder onto your new computer and follow steps 5 and 6.



Version: Wordfast Pro 5.8
Operating System: macOS


--Updated by Byron, 10 February 2019