Move the Web Network Version


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Move the Web Network Version

This topic is only for users of the Web Network Version of ACCOUNTS. All other users should go to Move the Program from One Computer to Another for full instructions. If you aren't positive which version you have, go to the Help ⇒ About ACCOUNTS menu option in the program and check the text under the version number in the window that appears.


For various reasons you may need to move ACCOUNTS from one computer to another. This would include changing staff (such as Treasurers) in your organization, upgrading to a new computer, or rebuilding your computer after a hard disk crash. (That's not technically another computer, but since the hard disk has been rebuilt or replaced, it has the same effect as if it was another computer!)


As long as you are up to date on your payments for ACCOUNTS, and thus entitled to log into your Web Network Version, there is no charge for this - the program is licensed to your organization, not merely for a specific individual or computer.


To move the program, you will need to follow a few steps:


1.On the new computer, download the Web Network Version of ACCOUNTS from the DOWNLOAD page on the program's web site, at
Run that downloaded installation program to install ACCOUNTS on this new computer. Do not run ACCOUNTS there yet.
Note: It does not work to just copy the ACCOUNTS program directories (C:\Program Files\Accounts etc.) from one computer to the other. You must do the installation on the 2nd computer.

2.Just run ACCOUNTS and login with your usual login email address and password. When it prompts you about registering, click the button for Already Registered.


3.The only other thing that might be required, if this is for a new user, is for the Administrator for this database to set up a login for them - see Web Network User Management for details.