Moving myTasks to Another Computer

If you wish to move myTasks to a new computer, this is the procedure to follow.

On the OLD Computer:

  1. In myTasks, select the File | Backup command.
  2. Specify a folder for storing the backup files and click OK.
  3. Close myTasks since we don’t want any changes to the data on this computer.
  4. In Explorer, open the folder where the backup files were stored.
  5. Copy the active and archive task files, active.todo and archive.todo, to a temporary location on the new computer.

On the NEW Computer:

  1. Install myTasks (if not already installed) and enter your license.
  2. Make a note of where your task files are located:
    1. In myTasks, select the Help | System Info command.
    2. In the Basics tab, look for the ActiveTasks and ArchiveTasks entries and note their values.
    3. Click OK to dismiss the dialog.
  3. Close myTasks – it must not be running for the next few steps to work.
  4. In Explorer, move the old computer’s active.todo file from its temporary location to the ActiveTasks location recorded above.
  5. In Explorer, move the old computer’s archive.todo file from its temporary location to the ArchiveTasks location recorded above.
  6. Restart myTasks and verify that the task files have been moved successfully.

This procedure can also be used to share task files between multiple computers.