How do I upgrade from LifeJournal 2 to LifeJournal 3?

Follow these instructions if you have LJ2 installed on the computer where you are going to install LJ3. 1. Purchase a key for LifeJournal 3 from https://online.lifejournal.com/window/ordering.
2. Close LifeJournal 2 if it is opened.
3. Download and save the installation file (which is also the trial installation file) from www.lifejournal.com/download. Double click the downloaded file and the installation will begin.
4. Copy and paste the key when prompted by the program.
5. All of your LifeJournal 2 journal data should be accessible.

NOTE: It's always good practice to backup your data before installing a new version. However, also note that LifeJournal 3 will install into a DIFFERENT directory than LifeJournal 2. So, you'll have LifeJournal 2 available after you install LifeJournal 3.

If you had purchased LJ2, but don't have any journal entries to convert to LifeJournal 3, follow these instructions:

  1. Purchase a key for LifeJournal 3 from https://online.lifejournal.com/window/ordering
  2. Download and save the installation file (which is also the trial installation file but becomes the full version when you enter the key) from www.lifejournal.com/download. Double click the downloaded file and the installation will begin.
  3. Copy and paste the key when prompted by the program.

If you have purchased and used LJ2 but your journal entries are not on a computer and you want to convert them to LJ3 entries, you'll need at least two files: [YourName].ljd and [YourName].lja. They are usually found in C:\My Docs\LifeJournal[YourName].

If you have access to the complete [YourName] folder, usually found in C:\My Docs\LifeJournal\ [YourName], copy the folder and using Windows Explorer create a new folder on your computer C:\My Docs\LifeJournal\ [YourName] folder. Paste the content into the folder on your new computer. Then when you open the program and log in, the writer will already be pre-populated and your writer will appear in the log in. Use your previous password.

If you only have the two files [YourName].ljd and [YourName].lja (perhaps on a USB flash drive or external hard drive), when given the choices "New Writer," "Open Existing," or "Restore Writer," select "Restore Writer" and browse to [YourName].ljd. (Make sure that the two files-- [YourName].ljd and [YourName].lja-- are in the same directory on your USB flash drive.) Use your same password as before.