How to transfer SDL Trados Studio to a new computer

I’ve just transferred SDL Trados Studio 2014 onto a brand new work machine. If you’re also planning on retiring your old computer and setting up a new one, I hope you’ll find these instructions useful. I decided to leave Studio 2009 and 2011 behind, but you can follow these steps to transfer them too.

1. DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL STUDIO ON YOUR NEW COMPUTER

Go to translationzone.com > My Account > My Downloads and download Multiterm Desktop and Studio. Install both of them. Run Studio and when you’re asked to activate it, just keep it in the 30-day Demo mode for the time being. Don’t run Multiterm until you’ve activated your license (see the end of this post).

The downloaded version of Studio doesn’t include any Cumulative Updates, so it’s important to go straight to Help > Check for Updates and follow the instructions there.

Now go back to your old computer.

2. EXPORT YOUR USER PROFILE

Your user profile contains customised shortcuts, window layout, default languages and everything else that you’ve defined under General Options.

To export your profile in Studio 2014, go to File > Setup > Manage User Profiles > Export user settings and follow the wizard to export your settings onto a pendrive or other device. (In Studio 2011 go to Tools > Manage User Profiles > Export User Settings).

Now import your saved user profile in your new computer using the “Change user profile” wizard in the same location. You can also import it earlier on when you’re running Studio for the first time.

3. COPY YOUR DATA

You’ll want to transfer all your translation memories, autosuggest dictionaries and termbases.  Hopefully you…

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Posted on June 9, 2014 in Field of translation

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