Moving to a New Computer

To continue working with Citavi and your Citavi projects on a new computer, follow these steps:

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 5 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 for Windows, 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 same drive as your other Citavi files.

Uninstall Citavi on the Old Computer

  1. Delete your license key
  2. Uninstall Citavi

Install Citavi on the New Computer

  1. Download the latest version from our website:
  2. Double-click the Citavi5Setup.exe file and complete the installation.
  3. Copy the Citavi 5 folder you saved to the new computer. Overwrite the Citavi 5 folder on the new computer with the Citavi 5 folder from your old computer.
  4. Start Citavi and enter your license key.