New destop, how to move eM Client?

Dear Reader,

This is an absolute beginnersquestion. My desktop is on the brink of ending it’s life. So I have to buy a new Windows 11 Pc.
How can I move my local folders, contacts and all the emails to this new destop?

I hope to do this before my Pc dies, wich can happen any moment now.

Michel F. van den Brun

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miércoles 31 agosto 2022 :: 1648hrs (UTC +01:00)


To move my eMC data etc to a new computer

The best way to move all your data etc is through: Backup & Restore.

Follow these steps:

On the old device:

1./ Create a backup: Menu ->Backup
2./ Deactivate the license on this device: Menu ->Help ->License
3./ Find the .ZIP backup file and move it to your new device
The default location is …\Documents\eM Client)

On your new device:

1./ Install eMC (
2./Move the ZIP backup file to: …\Documents\eM Client (create the folder if it is not there)
3./ Skip initial setup
4./ Restore from your backup through Menu ->File ->Restore
5./ Activate your license in Menu ->Help ->License

¡Buena suerte!

¡Saludos desde Valencia la soleada en España!


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Dear Readers,

Thank you very much for your reaction. It’s very kind of you that you take the time to answer my total beginner question.
Your information is very useful. I now know wat to do to save my settings and transport them to a new computer.

With Kind Regards,
Michel F. van den Brun
Michel F. van den Brun