You can back up and restore your projects using the Dashboard or the Manage projects dialog. When you back up a project, memoQ also makes a copy of all resources (translation memories, term bases, LiveDocs corpora, and light resources) that are used in the project.
Back up one or more projects
To back up one or more projects from your computer, follow these steps:
Note: If a project is open in memoQ, the Dashboard is not available. If this is the case, choose the Manage projects command from the Project menu. This displays the Manage projects dialog where you can select the projects the same way as in the Dashboard.
Important: Make sure that you select My computer in the Server URL box in the Dashboard or in the Manage projects dialog. You cannot transfer online projects this way.
Note: memoQ saves the backup file with the .mqbkf (memoQ backup file) extension. The backup file contains the documents, settings, and resources (translation memories, term bases, and LiveDocs corpora) attached to the project.
Important: memoQ includes a binary copy of all files in the backup package. Your project will look the same when you restore it, but you cannot use this file in other translation tools or different versions of memoQ.
Restore one or more projects
When you need to restore the projects on your computer (because you have a new computer, or the entire system was reinstalled), follow the steps below.
Important: Make sure that you back up and restore your projects in the same version of memoQ. If you plan to upgrade your copy, first install the original version, then restore your projects. After this, you can upgrade your copy to the newest version. When you start the newest version for the first time, it will convert all resources that were restored. When you open the restored projects for the first time, memoQ will upgrade the projects too. Build number differences do not matter: if you create the backup copy in memoQ version 4.5.20, you can restore the backup in 4.5.25, for example.
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The path and name of the .mqbkf file appears in the Package to restore field. After you select the package to restore, click Next.
At the top half of this screen, you can select where the restored projects will be created. At the bottom half of the screen, you can select what projects you want to restore from the package. (If the package contains multiple projects, you do not have to restore all of them.)
Note: If you already have a copy of the project on your computer, you can choose to update it. To do this, click the Add link next to the name of the project. The link will change to Update. In this case, memoQ does not create a new project. Instead, it replaces the existing project with the new contents.
Important: If you update a project from the backup package, all changes made since the backup will be lost. memoQ also overwrites all existing translation memories, term bases, or LiveDocs corpora attached to the project.
After you make your choices on this wizard page, click Next.