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Transfer of translation memory to new computer
Thread poster: David Schmidhofer

David Schmidhofer
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:37
Dutch to German
Apr 24, 2007

Hi,

I have bought a new computer and now I want to transfer my Trados translation memory. Is it sufficient to simply export it from the old and import it at the new computer or will I miss information (fonts, etc.) if I do so? Should I better take the 5 files (.iix, .mdf, .mtf, .mwf, .tmw) and copy them to the new computer?

Thanks,
David
(Trados 7.0.0.615)


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Vito Smolej
Germany
Local time: 11:37
Member (2004)
English to Slovenian
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if your TM is named foobar... Apr 24, 2007

...then simply copy foobar.* (should be five files) to the new location. There's nothing you can lose.

And of course, keeping backups makes always sense - TM is an asset, the bigger it is, the more it hurts to lose anything.

Regards
Vito


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 12:37
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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all Apr 24, 2007

David Schmidhofer wrote:

Hi,

I have bought a new computer and now I want to transfer my Trados translation memory. Is it sufficient to simply export it from the old and import it at the new computer or will I miss information (fonts, etc.) if I do so? Should I better take the 5 files (.iix, .mdf, .mtf, .mwf, .tmw) and copy them to the new computer?

Thanks,
David
(Trados 7.0.0.615)


You better pack all these files into a zip and transfer them. The tmw alone is not sufficient. At least my clients want me to send them all along with the translations.
Cheers
Heinrich


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David Schmidhofer
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:37
Dutch to German
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Thanks Apr 24, 2007

Okay, thanks a lot.
David


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Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 17:37
English to Indonesian
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export the tm Apr 25, 2007

or you can export the tm to either txt or tmx.

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Hermann  Identity Verified
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Doppelt hält besser! Apr 25, 2007

Vito Smolej wrote:
And of course, keeping backups makes always sense


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