You can preserve your program settings and user work documents when migrating your program from one computer to another. However, there are some manual steps to follow. Migration considerations on the New Computer can stem from several possible issues: 1) Folder paths may be different so the program cannot locate a referenced resource file; 2) Windows Special Folders (ie Documents) may have different physical paths on every computer; 3) Hardware (ex audio/video) cards may be detected by Windows with a different identifier even if the same physical device is installed to the New Computer.
The User Documents folder is located in different physical path locations on Windows XP versus Windows® 10/8/7/Vista . And your Windows logon userid is part of the path. So even if both computers are the same operating system type, these folder paths will vary for each computer.
These are optional general tips that can make migration a bit easier.
Perform the follow steps in order.
On the Old Computer, go to Tools > Options Port > Export. Save the export file to be copied to the new New Computer. Copy the file to a USB memory stick for transfer.
On the New Computer, go to Tools > Options Port > Import. Open the exported settings file.
Make sure the program is closed when performing the steps below.
On the Old Computer, locate your user work documents (SoundLists, MediaLists, etc) in the User Documents folder to the memory stick. (you may have used a different user documents folder by changing it in the program Options dialog)
On the New Computer, copy your user work documents from the memory stick to the User Documents folder (or whereever you want to save your user work documents).
On the Old Computer, locate all the media files (audio, video, images, external programs, etc.) that you use with the program. Copy those folders to the memory stick.
On the New Computer, copy the media folders from the memory stick. (see the Tip above about "Folder paths" about the best way to copy these folders.)
Now re-open the program. You may see a warning or error message reported on the program status bar. Any warnings usually require a manual step to resolve the error. See the program specific migration steps listed below for possible mitigation steps. Please report any problems you cannot resolve to Support.
Clear the Clear Recent Files List since it likely contains file paths from the New Computer ( File > Clear Recent Files List ).
If you are transferring the program license from the Old Computer to the New Computer, you will need to follow the Program License Transfer Procedure before you can use your activation key on the New Computer. Deactivation is a necessary step to complete migration of the license key.
The first time you open any migrated work file on the New Computer, run validation on it to check for migration errors. (Tools > Validation)