How to move a project from one machine to another?

To move a project from one machine to another the following data must be transferred:

  • The input images, one or several folders.
  • The Pix4D project file: project_name.p4d.
  • The project folder located next to the .p4d file, containing all results and outputs: project_name.

 
Important: It is highly recommended to use the Save As software option to move a project to make sure all internal paths are updated. Just copying the project files and folders can break some links and prevent results to be loaded afterwards.
 
Tip: Keep a copy of the project in the initial location in case something goes wrong during the transfer. Remove it only after the project opens as expected in the new location.


The recommended procedure is as follows:

1. Open the project to be moved.
2. On the menu bar, click Project > Save As...
3. Browse for the final new directory (e.g. if the other machine is a connected server) or for an intermediate location (e.g. external disk, USB stick, etc.) and click Save.
4. Copy the image folder(s).

If the project is saved in an intermediate location:

5. Connect the memory device to the new machine.
6. Open the project from the external disk or the USB stick.
7. On the menu bar, click Project > Save As...
8. Browse for the final new directory and click Save.
9. Copy the image folder(s).

 

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