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Transfer current work to a new computer

Postby Pierogiman » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:30 pm

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I couldn't find this topic in the forum so I'm asking for help.
How do I transfer my current Finale work load to a new computer?

Thanks for your help with this.
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Re: Transfer current work to a new computer

Postby ttw » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:13 pm

I do this a lot. It (currently) takes three steps.

First: make sure that Finale is installed and registered on the target computer. (Also make sure any libraries and the like are there.)

Second: copy your Finale source (.musx) files to a USB thumb drive (or similar).

Third: copy the Finale source files from the thumb drive to the target computer. Install in a folder of choice.

Until the last update of Windows 10, I transferred electronically but that's been broken. Microsoft promises a fix but I don't know when.
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Re: Transfer current work to a new computer

Postby Pierogiman » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:36 pm

Do I have to transfer each tune in Finale by itself or can I transfer everything at once?
I'm not sure what to do.
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Re: Transfer current work to a new computer

Postby miker » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:38 pm

You can copy them all to your flash drive, and move them all at once.
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Re: Transfer current work to a new computer

Postby Pierogiman » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:22 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Transfer current work to a new computer

Postby Pierogiman » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:57 am

Well I got a new sandisk cruzer 64 GB to accomplish the move and...
after fooling around with it, I am nowhere.
I searched the web for direction, couldn't make anything work and am sad about the whole thing.
I tried loading one tune and after 30 minutes of the blinking red light, got nothing.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Transfer current work to a new computer

Postby gogreen » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:47 pm

Can't you just highlight, drag, and drop the files onto the thumb drive? What exactly happens when you try to do that? Is the thumb drive formatted correctly for your operating system?

Can you copy the files to a CD or DVD and then transfer them that way?

It's cumbersome, but you could try emailing the files to yourself and placing them in the correct folder on the new computer.

How about using a cloud storage service like box.net to move your files?
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Re: Transfer current work to a new computer

Postby motet » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:53 pm

Perhaps the thumb drive needs to be formatted.

I don't know from Macs, but surely you can network them with Ethernet.
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Re: Transfer current work to a new computer

Postby Pierogiman » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:03 am

Thanks for the replies.
I got that fixed, but now can't get the Garritan stuff to load.
Sent a ticket to Finale for help.
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Re: Transfer current work to a new computer

Postby MikeHalloran » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:25 pm

Pierogiman wrote:Thanks for the replies.
I got that fixed, but now can't get the Garritan stuff to load.
Sent a ticket to Finale for help.


Reinstall Finale and Aria/Garritan. This will reset any paths to default.
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Re: Transfer current work to a new computer

Postby Pierogiman » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:52 am

Thanks, I tried that and it failed for the 4th time.
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Re: Transfer current work to a new computer

Postby gogreen » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:01 pm

What specifically isn't working when you "load" a Garritan library?

Have you followed instructions here: https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ ... PrintMusic
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