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How to Move your JournalLife Program and Data to Another Computer

JournalLife is divided into two sections in your computer (the program–the Program Files directory, and the data–in the My Documents directory). First you install JL onto your new computer and then you move your journal data.

A. Back up your JournalLife data from your old computer onto a USB flash drive as follows:

1. Insert the USB flash drive into the USB port of your computer.

2. Open your JournalLife program and go to File menu>Back up Journal Data and a dialog box appears.

3. Click the “Browse” button and browse to your USB flash drive. Click “OK.”

B. Install the proper JL program on to your new computer either by downloading it from our websites or your CD. (If you have a fast Internet connection, we recommend that you download the file from our websites, as we put up new builds from time to time that may be newer than the one that you have on your CD.) INSTALL THE PROGRAM BUT DO NOT RUN IT. That is, when you see the prompt “New writer,” “Open existing,” or “Restore writer,” go to the next step.

C. Insert the USB flash into your new computer.

D. Select “Restore writer” and browse or navigate to the “[YourName].ljd” file on your USB flash drive.

E. You’ll now have all your journal entries on your new computer accessible using the same password (or no password) as before. Enter your key in order to be able to save more entries.

NOTE:  In your USB flash dirve, make sure that the two journal files, [YourName].ljd and [YourName].lja are in the same directory. If both files aren’t in the same directory, you may see the message that the file is JL1, rather than JL2.