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Program Name:    Lien Writer®

Bulletin Title:       Moving Lien Writer® to a New Computer

Bulletin No:          TB0002

How To:  How to set up Lien Writer® from an old computer to a new computer, including 32-bit to 64-bit systems

Sooner or later, computers, as machinery, fail.  Or, you or your company may make a decision to upgrade your computers.  In either case, you have to move your Lien Writer® program and files to a new computer.  This can be far less stressful than you think.

The Lien Writer Installation Program.exe will install a base system one of two places.  If you have a 32-bit computer, it will install on the computer at c:\program files\lien program.  On 64-bit systems, the current 32-bit program will install at c:\program files (x86)\lien program.  In the past, all programs installed at c:\programs files, but with the creation of 64-bit computers c:\program files is now reserved only for 64-bit programs.  All 32-bit programs are stored in c:\program files (x86).

To move your Lien Writer® program to a new computer, use the following steps:

  1. Determine where your old Lien Writer® program is located.  If you have a 32-bit system, it will be at c:\program files\lien program.   If a 64-bit system, it will be c:\program files (x86)\lien program.
  2. Copy that lien program directory to someplace you can access it from the new computer.
  3. Determine what type of new computer you are copying to, 32-bit or 64-bit.
  4. If you have a 32-bit system, copy the lien program directory to c:\program files.  If you have a 64-bit system, copy the lien program directory to c:\program files (x86), not c:\program files!!
  5. Run the latest Lien Writer Installation Program.  It will know where to install the program on a 32-bit or 64-bit system.  It will update the database automatically if put in the right location.  And, if the data files are on a server, it will know where to update them, too.



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