Frequently Asked Questions

Topic Using the software 
Product N6, N5, N4, NVivo 7, NVivo 1, NVivo 2, NVivo 8, NVivo 9, NVivo 10 for Windows 
Question I already use QSR software. Can I open my current project in NVivo 10? 

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

However, projects created in NVivo 10 cannot be opened in an earlier version of QSR software. 
To open projects developed in any of these software applications:

  1. Launch your NVivo 10 software
  2. At the Welcome screen, click File, then click Open Project
  3. Select the relevant project file ( *.stp, *.qda or *.nvp file) and click Open;
  4. NVivo 10 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 10, the original copy of the project remains unchanged. So you can always go back and view it in your “older” version of QSR software. However, once you have converted a project in NVivo 10, this new project can't then be opened in an earlier version of NVivo.

Refer to the Help in your NVivo 10 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 10.

Dated 03 June 2012 
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