How to move TurboLaw to a new computer

If you have used TurboLaw for any length of time, chances are good that at some point you will need to move the program from one computer to another (probably to a new computer).

Moving TurboLaw is a fairly simple 3-step process:

  1. Install TurboLaw on the new computer
  2. If necessary, migrate your data (cases and files) to the new computer.
  3. Remove TurboLaw from the old computer.

If you are using TurboLaw on a network (that is, your data - cases and files - are kept on a server of some sort), then you can skip step #2. Instead, you will simply re-configure TurboLaw on the new computer to use the files on your server - for more on this, see How to Network TurboLaw.

Step 1: Install TurboLaw on the new computer

In most cases, you can log on to the TurboLaw customer site and click the Downloads tab to download the latest version of TurboLaw so that you can install it on your new computer. Alternatively, you can always email technical support or call us directly at (800) 518-8726.

Step 2: Migrate your data

This step is only needed if your data is kept on your old computer and nowhere else. If your data is kept on a computer on your network, or on a flash drive, or external hard drive, etc., then you can skip this step.

The TurboLaw Migration Wizard is a tool which allows you to transfer (or "migrate") all of your cases, documents, and other TurboLaw data to a new computer in just a few simple steps.

  1. Open the Migration Wizard on your old computer by clicking your Start menu and then clicking on All Programs > TurboLaw > Utilities > TurboLaw Migration Wizard. If you do not see the Migration Wizard as an option, you can download the Migration Wizard setup file by clicking here.

  2. Follow the instructions in the Migration Wizard to create your migration file.

  3. Copy the migration file to your new computer.
  4. Run the Migration Wizard on your new computer by clicking your Start menu and then clicking on All Programs > TurboLaw > Utilities > TurboLaw Migration Wizard.
  5. Follow the instructions in the Migration Wizard to finish the migration.

NOTE: If you used the Alternate Case Folder option on any of your cases on your old computer, when the cases are migrated to your new computer, you will need to re-set the Alternate Case Folder option for those cases, as the migration utility cannot directly migrate these sorts of custom folders from one computer to another (your files will still be transferred, but they will no longer be using the custom folder you set).

Step 3: Remove TurboLaw from the old computer

Once you are satisfied that your TurboLaw data (cases and files) has been moved to the new computer, you can uninstall TurboLaw from your old computer. You can do this via the Windows Control Panel, or by clicking on the Start menu and then clicking on All Programs > TurboLaw > Remove TurboLaw.

If you skipped step 2 because your data was located on a network drive, removable drive, or other location, then you will need to use the Configure for Network option on the File menu to point TurboLaw to the location of your data.

Once you have removed TurboLaw from the old computer, you can register TurboLaw on the new computer. You need to register TurboLaw on the new computer within 30 days of installation.

If you can't uninstall the program from your old computer for some reason, or if after uninstalling it you can't register on the new computer, please contact TurboLaw tech support.

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