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How do I move my study to another computer?

To move your study file to a different computer, copy the study file and all source files to the new computer. (You can copy the files using any convenient method, as you would copy any other files.) You can move your study either between two Mac OS X systems, between two Windows systems, or between a Mac and Windows computer. HyperRESEARCH uses the same file format on all platforms, so there is no need to do anything special when switching between Mac and Windows.

HyperRESEARCH stores the name and location of each source file in the study file. When you open your study on the new computer, the source files have a new location on the new computer, so HyperRESEARCH needs to update the source file locations in the study file. When you use a source file - for example, by clicking a code reference so that the source window opens - HyperRESEARCH asks you to locate the file.

Once you have located it, HyperRESEARCH asks whether all your source files are in the same folder. If you answer "Yes", HyperRESEARCH will look in that folder for all source files, instead of asking you to locate each one. (For this reason, we suggest setting up your study so that all your source files are in one folder, especially if you'll be moving the study from computer to computer.)

Once you have indicated a source file's new location, save the study file. HyperRESEARCH records the new location in the study file and won't ask you again.