Reinstalling Wordfast
Thread poster: Aelf

Local time: 19:09
English to Polish
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Aug 30, 2013

Hoping to get rid of some Wordfast issues I've come up with an idea to totally uninstall it before installing a new version. However, I know there are some vital files that are carried over from one installation to another (MT, TM and terminology settings), just don't know which ones.

Can anybody help me with this?


Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:09
English to Arabic
Export Glosssaries Aug 31, 2013

Dear Aelf,

You just need to export the glossaries.

All what you need is to export your glossary and import it later:

- Terminology (menu) > New/Select Glossary
- Click on "Export" button
- From "Terminology" (dropdown menu), select the glossary you want to export.
- From "Export Type", keep it "Tab Delimited"
- Click on "Browse" to select the location where you want to save your glossary and give it a proper name.
- Save > OK - An "exported successfully" message should appear.
- Now, you can copy your .txt glossary you have just exported to use again in Wordfast.

To import the glossary to Wordfast Pro,

- Terminology (menu) > New/Select Glossary
- Click on "Import" button
- From "File Type", keep it "Tab Delimited"
- Click on "Browse" to select the .txt glossary you want to import; Open.
- If this is the first time you use this glossary, keep the option "Create new glossary" selected. If you want to update a glossary you already selected in WFP, check "Import into existing glossary", select the existing glossary into which you want import the terms of the other glossary, and the way you want WFP to deal with source terms that already exist.
- A message will appear telling you about the number of terms that will be imported. An "imported successfully" message should appear.
- Now, you can use the imported glossary, as usual.


As for the Translation Memory files, you will just need to know where you have saved them so that you can ADD them again in the new installation (Translation Memory menu > New/Select TM > ADD TM > Browse, etc.)

As for your TXML files, they will remain where you have saved them as well.

I hope this helps. If you have any further questions, please feel free to get back to me.

Kind regards,


Local time: 19:09
English to Polish
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Thanks! Aug 31, 2013

Dear Yasmin,
If only exporting and importing is needed then I'll have no problem with it. Thanks a lot!


esperantisto  Identity Verified
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English to Russian
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Kill user settings Aug 31, 2013

If you think that your problem can be resolved by clean re-install, make sure to delete your user settings after your export your glossaries/TMs to a safe harbor. Namely, delete .wf_workspace subdirectory (the location depends on your operating system). Otherwise, the problem may be back even after re-install.

[Edited at 2013-08-31 17:45 GMT]


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