We do not recommend that you copy the whole program because there are file associations and registry settings that are created during an install. You are always free to re-download any previously purchased software, which eliminates the need to transfer program and installation related files.
You should use Windows Explorer to copy your files to the correct location indicated below. We recommend that you copy the files to the same directory on the destination computer. For additional information on copying files, you should consult the help files provided by your Operating System within Windows Explorer or your CD Creation Software.
Should you have difficulty opening a file once it is on the new computer, you should use Windows Explorer again to make sure that the "Read Only" attribute is not checked on your return file. File Attributes can be viewed by highlighting the file, right click on the file to bring up the pop up menu, and then choose "Properties."
TaxACT tax return files have a file extension of .taX where X is the last digit of the tax year. 2010 returns have a file extension of .ta0, 2011 returns have a file extension of .ta1, and so on.
The location of these return files depends on the program type you are using (Professional or Consumer) and the tax year. Please refer to the information below:
TaxACT Desktop Consumer Users (Deluxe, Free Federal, Retail Premier)
TaxACT Professional Preparers: