Knowledgebase: Tutorials
How to move my data to a new computer?
Posted by Olivia Rust on 22 September 2017 17:00

The best way to ensure all your data and settings are brought over is through Backup and Restore.

Steps and tips are as follows:
In the old device:
  • Create a backup through Menu>File>Backup
  • Deactivate your license if you are no longer going to use eM Client on this device in Menu>Help>License
    • not needed for one-seat licenses, but useful for making sure no licensing problems happen
  • Find the .ZIP backup file and move it to your new device (default in ..\Documents\eM Client)
In your new device:
  • Install eM Client (
  • Skip initial setup
  • Restore from your backup through Menu>File>Restore
  • Activate your license in Menu>Help>License
If you put the backup file in the new device in the same folder structure as the default (..\Documents\eM Client) the restore will find it right away, otherwise, you'll need to specify the path where the backup file can be found.
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