How to transfer turbotax from one computer to another

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How to transfer turbotax from one computer to another
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TurboTax is a program that can automate the rather difficult task of calculating your tax return. When migrating your TurboTax files from one computer to another, there are two types of files to move: installation files and user files. Installation files can only be moved by installing the program to another computer; after that, the user files can be safely shipped over via USB drive.

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Things you need

  • TurboTax installation disc
  • USB drive

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  1. 1

    Open the "Start" menu on the old computer and click "Control Panel." Open the "Add/Remove Programs List."

  2. 2

    Click the entry for TurboTax and then "Uninstall." Select "Yes" when asked whether you want to save user files.

  3. 3

    Insert the USB drive into the computer.

  4. 4

    Right-click the "Start" menu and select "Explore."

  5. 5

    Open the "C:" drive, then the "Program Files" directory. Right-click the "TurboTax" folder.

  6. 6

    Choose "Send To" and select the USB drive letter as the destination source.

  7. 7

    Insert the TurboTax installation disc into the new computer and select "Install."

  8. 8

    Insert the USB drive into the new computer.

  9. 9

    Drag and drop the TurboTax folder on the USB drive into the "Program Files" directory on the "C:" drive of the new computer. Select "Yes to All" when asked if you want to overwrite files.

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