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.
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.