I am moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I downloaded GnuCash and moved the following from the Windows 7 to Windows 10:

from .../user/-me- to .../user/-me-  (The same user name)

When I open GnuCash, I get a blank Window that says "Unsaved book"?

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When I open GnuCash, I get a blank Window that says "Unsaved book"?

You have only copied your settings. You need to copy the data as well.

Application Settings Locations - Documents and Settings/Username/.gconf/apps/gnucash

Saved Reports Locations - Documents and Settings/Username/.gnucash

Online Banking Settings Locations - Documents and Settings/Username/.aqbanking

Source: 2.7. Migrating GnuCash data

  • I copied the Documents folder over before, so the data, I think, should be there. There is a gnucash folder there with a lot of files. Both the .gconf and gnucash folders have data(files) in them. I do not need the .aqbanking folder. thanks Cliff
    – cliff2310
    Commented Apr 16, 2021 at 23:09

I needed to do a “File -> Open” and to go to the file in documents/gnucash/ folder. The files are in the form of id123.gnucash. Where id is your id, 123 is a date/time stamp, and the .gnucash as the extension.

There are serval in the folder, so pick the one with the latest date.

Mine was:

Documents and Settings/Username/gnucash/CRL.20210416134641.gnucash

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