Synchronizing journal entries on LJ for Windows on more than two computers, using USB flash drive

Here are the steps to synchronize your LifeJournal data on two computers:
Assume that you have LJ for Windows installed and running on one computer (Computer A) and you now want to install LJ for Windows on a second computer (Computer B).

  1. Insert a USB flash drive into the USB port of Computer A. Then open your LifeJournal for Windows program and go to the File menu>Backup Journal Data. Click the "Browse" button and a dialog box will open which will allow you to navigate to your USB flash drive. When you have selected your USB flash drive, click the "OK" button. You'll have backed up the two journal data files [YourName].ljd and [YourName].lja. Make sure they are in the same folder, perhaps labeled "LifeJournal."

  2. Insert the USB flash drive into Computer B.

  3. Install LifeJournal into Computer B by going to, downloading and saving the file and then when completely downloaded, click on the downloaded file (lj3setup.exe).

  4. When you first run the program, you will have three choices when initially logging in: "New Writer," "Open Existing Writer," and "Restore Writer." Choose" Restore." An "Open" dialog box will appear, through which you can navigate to the removable media that has your journal files. Click on the files that have the format [YourName].ljd. The journal writer's name will appear in the log-in screen and you can open the program with full access to all your journal entries. Enter your key and use the same password as before.

  5. When you are finished using with the program, back up your entries by going to File menu>Backup Journal Data. Insert your USB flash drive and back up to it.

  6. When you return to Computer A (or Computer B), insert the removable media and open LifeJournal. Go to the File menu>Merge Entries from Backup. A dialog will appear where you can navigate to the [YourName].ljd file in your USB Flash drive. Click the "OK" button and all of your journal entries from Computer B will merge with the entries that you have with Computer A.

  7. Follow the instructions for steps 5 and 6 each time you are finished with writing entries in one computer (step 5) and when you are starting writing in the other computer (step 6).