Upgrading from Citavi 3 to Citavi 5

If you previously were working with Citavi 3, you can continue working on your projects in Citavi 5.

  1. Uninstall Citavi 3 if you have not yet done so: Windows Start > Control panel > Uninstall a program.
  2. Download the Citavi 5 setup: http://www.citavi.com/download. Double-click the Citavi5Setup.exe file to start the installation.
  3. Start Citavi 5 and enter your license key for Citavi. If you do not enter your license key you will not be able to convert any Citavi 3 project containing over 100 references. If Citavi finds a site license key on your computer, you won't have to reenter the license key.
  4. On the Welcome Screen, click Open or on the File menu, click Open project > Choose project.
  5. Open a project you created with Citavi 3. Citavi 5 will create a subfolder with the name of the project in the folder Citavi 5\Projects, save a copy of the old project in the new format, and open the copy of the project. You can now continue working with the project.


Projects created in Citavi 5 cannot be opened in Citavi 3.