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rebelfox
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How Can I See How Many Recovery Attempts I Have Left

I am looking at moving my Personal Edition documents and QVD's from one PC to another.  It's clearly not something to do lightly as you have to re-install windows after the limit is reached if you want to start again with a count of 4.

How can I see how many recovery attempts I have left when opening documents from another Personal Edition PC installation?

If I copy all my documents from the old PC to a new PC; open just one of them and then accept the use of a recovery attempt, will all my documents that I have copied over now be available to me on the new PC?  

Out of curiosity what is to stop me continuing to use the original documents on the old PC?

Do the keys get validated over the internet?

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Gysbert_Wassenaar

If I copy all my documents from the old PC to a new PC; open just one of them and then accept the use of a recovery attempt, will all my documents that I have copied over now be available to me on the new PC? 

No, only the one you've recovered. Don't throw away your old pc yet. Make sure you have backups. And try to copy the QlikTech folder in your users AppData\Roaming\ folder over from your old pc to your new pc. With a bit of luck all the settings of the Qlikview installation of your old pc will be transferred to your new machine.


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rebelfox
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I am shocked!

So if you have 10 Qlikview documents you have built with Qlikview Personal Edition and you need to transfer them to another PC with QlikView Personal Edition , you can only transfer 4 of them??

Gysbert_Wassenaar

You can transfer all of them, but without a license you can only recover four times. But each time you recover a document then personal license changes and you can't open documents you created earlier. That includes documents you 'recovered' earlier. You may find this ridiculous, but Qlikview Personal Edition was provided to you at no cost. If everybody using QV PE could open every document created by anybody else then who would by a license?

But, Qlik Sense is free too and does not have this restriction. You can share any Qlik Sense app with any other Qlik Sense user.


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rebelfox
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I thought all the documents created by the one user on the one PC to carry the same common identity and be transferable to another single PC.  I'd then expect the number of times a Personal edition on the new PC can change to the common identity would be limited to four times to limit licence abuse.

So what is the cheapest option for me to buy a licence so that I can use more than 4 documents from an old PC on a new PC?  My understanding of QlikSense is that you have to rebuild each document as it is a totally different animal to QlikView.

rebelfox
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Re-reading your email I may have misunderstood. 

So to be clear.

I have 10 documents on one old PC all created using personal edition on that old PC.

If I copy all 10 to a new PC and recover one of them - will I then be able to use all 10 on the new PC?

phaneendra_kunc
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As Gysbert said try


1. Copy QlikTech folder in your users AppData\Roaming\ folder over from your old pc to your new pc.

2. Copy all 10 apps to new pc.


If all settings are intact you should have access to all apps, and no recover message.,

Gysbert_Wassenaar

No, only the one. Each time you recover a document that document and your QV PE installation get a new license key. All the other documents will not have that same new license key, but the old one and therefore cannot be opened with that QV PE installation without again using a recovery.


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rebelfox
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Didn't work for me.

I have changed username which may be the reason.

rebelfox
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OK.  Understood.