Open and close projects

 

 

Open and close projects


You can open a standalone project saved on your computer or a network drive, or (if you have access to an NVivo Server) you can open a server project.

What do you want to do?


 


Open a standalone project

A standalone project is a .nvp file saved on your computer or on a network drive.

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Open.

Keyboard shortcut To display the Open Project dialog box, press CTRL+O

The Open Project dialog box opens.

  1. Select NVivo Projects (*.nvp) from the File or Project type list.

  2. Locate and select project you want to open.

  3. Click Open.

NOTE  If you cannot select NVivo Projects (*.nvp), check your connections. You need a standalone connection to open a standalone project saved to your computer or a network drive.

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Open a server project

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Open.

Keyboard shortcut To display the Open Project dialog box, press CTRL+O

The Open Project dialog box opens.

  1. Select NVivo Server Projects from the File or Project type list.

  1. In the Connection name box, select the server hosting the project.

  2. In the Project files box, select the project that you want to open.

  3. Click Open.

NOTE  

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Open a server project exclusively (locking out all other users)

If necessary, a Project Owner can open the server project exclusively, locking out all other users. This is necessary when importing structure or content from another project. It can also be useful if you are making large scale changes, and want to be certain you can reverse your changes using the undo function.

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Open.

Keyboard shortcut To display the Open Project dialog box, press CTRL+O

The Open Project dialog box opens.

  1. Select NVivo Server Projects from the File or Project type list.

  1. In the Connection name box, select the server hosting the project.

  2. In the Project files box, select the project that you want to open.

  1. Select the Open exclusively check box.

  2. Click Open.

NOTE

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Clear the 'My Recent Projects' list

The My recent projects list on the NVivo Welcome screen provides links to projects you have recently opened.

To clear the My recent projects list:

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.

The Application Options dialog box opens.

  1. On the General tab, click the Clear Recent Project List button.

  2. Click OK.

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Close an open project

You can close an open project, without exiting NVivo.

If you are working in a standalone project, you are prompted to save any unsaved changes.

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