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transferring TypeWell Everywhere to a New Computer

TypeWell User Jul 16, 2013 11:06AM MST

I was wondering how I can transfer my Everywhere license to my new computer? I miss my abbreviations!

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Kate Ervin Jul 24, 2013 08:46PM MST TYPEWELL Agent

First, back up your PAL

Before uninstalling Everywhere from your old computer, we recommend backing up your PAL file so you can transfer that dictionary over to the new computer. That file is stored in a program folder, but the specific location of the folder depends on your operating system. Here’s a Kyp’s Tip about how to locate the PAL on a Windows computer.

Email the PAL file to yourself or save it to a flash drive, so you can transfer it to your new computer.

Install Everywhere on your new computer

Sign into your TypeWell account and navigate to your list of Software Licenses. Click “Use license” next to your Everywhere license. Follow the on-screen instructions to download the latest version and install it on your new computer.

Import your PAL into the new computer

First you need to create at least one PAL entry in the newly installed Everywhere. That will tell TypeWell to create a “userabbr.dict” file on the new computer.

After you’ve got at least one abbreviation saved in your new Everywhere PAL, exit the TypeWell Everywhere program so that it’s no longer running in the background.

Locate that new userabbr.dict file on the new computer and replace it with your saved copy from the old computer. The filename, “userabbr.dict”, should be the same. Then restart TypeWell everywhere and open up your PAL to see if it worked!

Uninstall Everywhere from the old computer

If it worked, then you can go ahead and uninstall Everywhere from your old computer. (Note that if you try to keep the license active on more than one machine at a time, the license will be disabled.)

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