Moving Data Files from Previous Version of ExamView into ExamView 8.1 - faqs

Previous versions of the ExamView Assessment Suite software installed to an ExamView folder in the root of your hard drive. However, ExamView version 8.1 installers follow the software industry install path and install into the Program Files/eInstruction/ folder on the PC and the Applications/eInstruction/ folder on the MAC. Thus, if you have an earlier version of ExamView on your computer and you install ExamView version 8.1, the application and data files will install to a different location than your previous titles. The following instructions will guide you on how to move your old files to the new location.

Step 1. Locate your bank files in the earlier version of ExamView on your hard drive.

  • PC:
    • C:/ExamView/Banks
  • MAC:
    • C:/ExamView Pro/Banks
  • Note that the path could be different than above if the default install path was not used.

Step 2. Move your banks from the earlier version of ExamView to EV8.1.

  • Highlight the folders containing the banks you want to move and cut them.
  • Go to the Banks folder in EV8.1.
    • PC: C:/Program Files/eInstruction/ExamView/Banks
    • MAC: C:/Applications/eInstruction/ExamView/Banks
  • Paste the folders with the banks into the Banks folder.

Step 3. Move your tests and classes from the earlier version of ExamView to EV8.1.

  • If your title includes tests as well as banks, return to the location of the earlier version of
  • ExamView on your hard drive.
  • Open the Tests folder, highlight the files you want to move, and cut them.
  • Go to the Tests folder in EV8.1.
    • PC: C:/Program Files/eInstruction/ExamView/Tests
    • MAC: C:/Applications/eInstruction/ExamView/Tests
  • Paste the files into the Tests folder.
  • If class rosters have been created, repeat this process for the Classes folder.

Step 4. Reset the default locations for opening and saving banks and tests.

  • Open the ExamView Test Generator, go to the Edit menu, and choose Preferences.
  • Choose the Files tab and use the folder icons on the right to set your defaults to the proper locations.

Note: On the MAC, your location would show Applications where the above screen capture indicates
Program Files.