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27 Apr 2013   #1

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New Windows 7 computer - how do I transfer old Word to Word 2013?

I made the Easy Transfer using the ET cable yesterday. The files and setting of my old Windows 7 computer are now in my new Windows 7 computer. I have Microsoft Word 2013 on my new computer but it's empty. How can I get the documents from Word 2003 on my old computer to the new one?

I also have a lot of documents on my Works version 9 on the old computer. Can I transfer these to Word 2013? I suppose I could do it all manually but I'm hoping that someone knows of a trick to do the job fast.

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27 Apr 2013   #2

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Word does not contain any documents which could be moved. I assume you are talking about the list of recent documents, shown either when Word is run (1st screenshot below) or later if File > Open is selected (2nd screenshot).

Recent Documents when Word 2013 is launched:
Recent Documents when user selects File > Open:
As Word saves by default to your personal Documents folder, if Easy Transfer had no issues they should already be in Documents folder under your personal user account folder (default location C:\Users\Your_Username).

If you are using the Windows Libraries, you can also find them from Libraries > Documents.

The Recent Documents list populates as you go; you need first open a document in Word on your new computer for it to appear on the list. The same with your Works files.


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