I already use NVivo software. Can I open my current project in NVivo 11?

NVivo 11 is the most recent version of NVivo. Projects created in NVivo 10 for Windows, NVivo 9, NVivo 8, NVivo 7, NVivo 2, NVivo 1, N6, N5 and N4 software can be opened and worked with in NVivo 11. 

However, projects created in NVivo 11 cannot be opened in an earlier version of QSR software. 
To open projects developed in any of these software applications:

  1. Launch your NVivo 11 software
  2. At the Welcome screen, click File, then click Open Project, then Browse
  3. Select the relevant project and click Open;
  4. NVivo 11 will convert and open your project seamlessly – there is no need for a separate import or conversion utility;

Once you open your existing project in NVivo 11, the original copy of the project remains unchanged. So you can always go back and view it in your “older” version of NVivo software. However, once you have converted a project in NVivo 11, this new project can't then be opened in an earlier version of NVivo.

Refer to the Help in your NVivo 11 software for further information about how earlier projects are converted. For example, ‘doclinks’ in NVivo 2 will be converted to new ‘See Also’ links in NVivo 11.

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