Moving to a New Computer

To use Citavi on a new computer, follow these steps:

hmtoggle_plus1 Save Your Data From the Old Computer

As a default, all of your personal Citavi files, including your projects and any citation styles you may have created, are stored in the Documents\Citavi 4 folder. Copy this entire folder with all of its subfolders to an external drive (e.g. a USB flash drive or a network share). If you don't remember where you saved your user files, click Tools > Options > Folders > User files.

As a user of Citavi Pro, you received an email message from us, containing your license key. Have this email message ready. A good way to do this is to save the message as a text file on the disk with your other Citavi files.

hmtoggle_plus1 Uninstall Citavi on the Old Computer

  1. Delete your license key.
  2. Uninstall Citavi.

hmtoggle_plus1 Install Citavi on the New Computer

  1. Download the latest version from our website:
  2. Open the CitaviSetup.exe file you just downloaded and complete the installation.
  3. Copy the Citavi 4 folder you saved to the new computer. Put the Citavi folder into Documents. You can overwrite the existing Citavi folder with the one from your disk.
  4. Start Citavi and enter your license key.