Daily Archives: November 8, 2009


Copying Logos 4 from one computer to another

At some point, you will likely want to replace your PC. Or maybe you have a 2nd system on a laptop for class (like me ;). You could just install Logos 4 on the new system and redownload your multi-gigabyte collection, then spend hours more to index. Or you could just copy your collection from the original location, and save yourself time and any download limits you may have. This tutorial covers the second option…

If you plan to keep the original system, making sure it is up to date before you start. You can do this by typing “Update Now” in the command box, then waiting at least 5 minutes to see if the system starts updating… If it does, let it download, install, index, or whatever else it needs to do before you continue…

Find an external USB hard drive with enough space to hold your collection AND indexes. Do not be surprised to find out your indexes double the size of your collection. I don’t recommend flash drives because, even if you can find one large enough, they then to be much slower…

Close Logos if you have it running…

Logos4 hides its files in different locations depending on the OS you are using. If you are using XP copy the files from C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Logos4. If you are using Vista or Windows 7 copy the files from C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Logos4.
(USERNAME is whatever OS user account you use when you use Logos.)

Copying the files will probably take a few minutes… This is a good time to get a cup of coffee going…

Copy files from old computer to USB device