Projects developed using N4, N5, N6, NVivo 1, NVivo 2 or NVivo 7 Software can be opened in NVivo 8. To open projects developed in any of these Software packages: Launch your NVivo 8 SoftwareAt the Welcome screen, click File, then click Open ProjectSelect the relevant NUD*IST (N4, N5 or N6) project.stp file, NVivo 1 or NVivo 2 project.qda file, or NVivo 7 .nvp and click Open;NVivo 8 will convert and open your project seamlessly – there is no need for a separate import or conversion utility;Once you open your NUD*IST or NVivo 1, 2 or 7 project in NVivo 8, the original copy of the existing project remains unchanged. So you can always go back and view it in your “older” version of QSR Software. For additional information, the Online Help contained within the NVivo 8 Software gives you comprehensive details about how some components of earlier projects are converted. For example, 'doclinks' in NVivo 2 will be converted to new 'See Also' links in NVivo 8.