.............keeping track of your quilts!

Technical Notes & Tips

Step 1 - Export Your Data: Open your current version of QuiltAlbum. From the menu select File>Export File and follow the instructions to place a special file on your Desktop. The file is called "QuiltAlbum Copy.CSZ".


IMPORTANT: as part of the output dialog, make sure this is indeed the name of the file and that it is indeed placed on your Desktop. More Info




Step 2 - Download and Instal QAConvert:

This extra conversion step is necessary because of changes in technology.


Click here to download QA Convert for Windows. More Info



Step 3 - Run QAConvert: Launch QAConvert and follow the instructions. There are two steps: one for importing your data and the second for exporting your data into a format that can be imported into QuiltAlbum 4.1. The converted data will be stored in a new folder on your desktop called "QA Version 2 Upgrade". More Info




Step 4 - Download and Instal Version 4.1: From the Quiltalbum Downloads page. More Info



Step 5 - Import Your Old Data:  Launch your new QuiltAlbum 4.1 (if it is not already open). You must be online at this point! No License Key is required but there is a registration step.


Once you have launched QuiltAlbum 4.1, from the File menu, select "Upgrade from Version 2". This will automatically import all the data that you saved in Step 3. More Info




That's it!



Step 6 - Later!: Once you are satisfied that all your data has successfully been imported (you may wish to wait a few days to make sure), you can delete the following temporary files that were placed on your desktop:


- the QAConvert app;

- any old QuiltAlbum 2 icons;

- the QA Version 2 Upgrade folder. However, we suggest saving this to some other storage device first as a backup.

- the QuiltAlbum QuickStart icon (if it is still there!).


Upgrade To Version 4.1 Instructions: PC/Windows

The upgrade steps outlined below may suffice for many users. Click on the More Info button to the right of each Step for more detailed instructions.