Moving Savings Bond Wizard data from one computer to another

Thursday, February 16th, 2006
Categorized as: Current value of a US Savings Bond

How do I save my Savings Bond Wizard inventory from my current computer and reinstall it in my new computer? I entered my savings bonds data, approximately 500 bonds, and around five years ago. I’ve always kept it up to date. With that many individual bonds I’m anxious to avoid entering all the data again.

Tom’s response

On your Windows Start menu there’s an item called Search. Use it to search your entire computer for *.sbw (that’s an asterisk, a dot, and sbw).

This will show you what folder your Savings Bond Wizard data files are in. These are the files you need to transfer to your new computer.

It would probably make better sense to download a new copy of the Savings Bond Wizard itself and installing it on your new computer instead of trying to move the software. Information on downloading and installing the software are in my post on the Savings Bond Wizard.

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On August 14th, 2009 Susan said:

You didn’t answer the question. How do you move the bonds from one computer to another?

On August 18th, 2009 Tom Adams said:

Susan – what you move from one computer to another is a computer file. This article explains how to find that file on your old computer.

There are lots of different ways to move it to your new computer – for example, you could email it to yourself from the old computer and download the file from the email on the new computer.

If you don’t know how to do this or how to install the Savings Bond Wizard on your new computer, you need computer assistance, not Savings Bond assistance.

Tom Adams

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Virtually every question about Savings Bonds has been asked and answered on this site multiple times. Use the search feature (see the box in the gray area near the top of this page) or the detailed menu on the lower part of the home page to find the information you're looking for. If you have a copy of Savings Bond Advisor, you can ask me a question here.

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