Once your NVivo for Mac time-limited/trial Software period expires, you will no longer be able to open your project on the computer you installed the Software on unless you enter a new valid license key.
Your project will remain intact and you will be able to open it if you decide to purchase the Software, obtain another valid license key or if the Software is available for your use on another computer.
If you purchase the Software or obtain another license key, there is no need to uninstall and reinstall the Software on your computer. You can simply 'extend' the license with the new license key. If you want to purchase a license key, you can do so online at: http://www.qsrinternational.com/buy-nvivo
To extend your license if it has expired:
Open the Software and you will be presented with a screen where you can enter your valid license key.
To extend your license if it has not expired:
- Open NVivo for Mac
- Click on the NVivo Menu tab, point to Licensing and click on Extend License
- Enter your valid license key
Once your license is extended, you can continue to use NVivo for Mac and open the project you were working on.