May-August 2012


Moving NYC to a New Computer (with Win7 or Vista)



This NYC Tip is for folks who want to put NYC on a Win7 or Vista computer, along with all their user files from an previous installation on an old computer.


Let’s pretend that your previous NYC version was v5.77. 


To get NYC installed on your new computer (with Win7 or Vista):


Download the latest version of NYC (v5.89 or higher) from onto your Win7/Vista PC and install it.  Do NOT install v5.77 on your Win7/Vista machine. 


Run NYC a few times an make sure it is working okay before you bring over your previous files.


To get your NYC user files from your old computer’s NYC 5.77 installation onto your Vista computer:


Step 1:

If you stored your cookbook somewhere outside the NYC user folder on your old computer, run your old NYC version, open your cookbook, and then use File… Save Cookbook As… and press the NYC User Folder button to save a copy of the cookbook into your old installation’s NYC \user folder.  In your old NYC, use Tools… Options… User Folder tab to see the location of your NYC user folder.


Step 2:

Copy your entire \Nyc5xx folder from your old computer to a flash drive (where 5xx is the version, so the folder would be \Nyc577 for NYC 5.77). 


If your old computer uses Win XP, the folder to copy to the flash drive will be:


     “c:\Program Files\FFTS\Nyc5xx  (for later NYC versions)


     “c:\Program Files\Nyc5xx” (for older NYC versions)


If you are bringing files over from a Win7/Vista computer, the folder containing your old files will be:


   old version is NYC 5.89 or higher:




   old version is NYC 5.88 or earlier:






Step 3:

Run the latest NYC version on your new computer and use File… Upgrade… to bring over/upgrade user files (including reg info and cookbooks) from your previous folder (now on your flash drive).  Afterward, use File… Open Cookbook… to see all cookbooks in your folder.  Note that incoming cookbooks may be slightly renamed to avoid name conflicts (e.g., RECIPES may be changed to RECIPES1, etc).  After a couple weeks, when you are sure you have everything, you can remove your previous version's folder from your flash drive.


The above Upgrade process should bring over your reg info from your v5.77 folder that you copied to your flash drive.  In case you need to enter your reg info into NYC manually, send an email with your registered name (and registration # if you know it) to and we will send your reg info to you.





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