Note 1: For Windows Server 2003, follow the same instructions as for Windows XP. For Windows Server 2008 or higher, follow the Windows 7 or higher instructions.

Note 2: If you migrate from the old Kofax Express 3.0 or 3.1 to the latest Kofax Express 3.2 version, you first need to upgrade the old system. Just install Kofax Express 3.2 over the prior version. This will convert your jobs and scanner profiles to Kofax Express 3.2 versions. After that, start the migration process below.

A) Find your Kofax Express License info and deactivate the license on the old PC

  1. Make note of all the license details of Kofax Express on the old station. See page 4 in this Kofax Express Application Note for more information how to find the license information.
  2. De-activate the license on the old PC by pressing Deactivate in the Help tab.

B) Install scanner drivers and Kofax Express on the new PC

  1. Install the ISIS driver of your scanner (see your scanner’s instructions). Most scanner suppliers provide the ISIS driver as a download on their web site. If you use FolderScan and don’t use a scanner, you can skip this step.  To find the driver simply google “Your Scanner Model” ISIS driver and you should be able to find the download link.
  2. Download and install Kofax Express 3.2 from here: https://www.kofax.com/contact/kofax-express-trial (the trial is the same as the production version) and install it on the new station. Install it in standalone mode or server mode by following instructions in the Kofax Express 3.2 Installation Guide.
  3. After you have installed Kofax Express. We also recommend to install the latest Kofax Express Fix Pack, which you can find here.
  4. Start Kofax Express and then close it before you install any CaptureBites connectors or products. The first time you start Kofax Express, it creates a number of system folders required for a successful installation of the CaptureBites products.

C) Install your CaptureBites products on the new PC

Download and install the latest version of the CaptureBites modules you are using for your scan jobs. You find an alpahetical list of our product downloads for Kofax Express here.

D) Migrate your jobs and scanner profiles from a PC with Windows 7 or higher to a new PC with Windows 7 or higher

  1. Important: By default, the Windows ProgramData folder is hidden. Follow these instructions to unhide the folder.
  2. Important: If you migrate to a Kofax Express Client/Server system, the job and scanner profile are only saved on the server and the paths are also slightly different compared to a standalone installation! See the note about Client/Server below.
  3. To migrate jobs: Copy the content of C:\ProgramData\Kofax\Kofax Express 3.2\Jobs on the old PC to C:\ProgramData\Kofax\Kofax Express 3.2\Jobs on the new PC.
  4. To migrate scanner profiles: Copy the content of C:\ProgramData\Kofax\Kofax Express 3.2\Scanners\Profiles from the old PC to C:\ProgramData\Kofax\Kofax Express 3.2\Scanners\Profiles on the new PC
  5. Go to step F.
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Migrating to a Kofax Express Client/Server System

On a Kofax Express client/server system, jobs, batches and scanner profiles are only saved on the server. The paths are also different from the paths on a standalone system.

Job path on a client-server system (win7 or higher):

C:\ProgramData\Kofax\Kofax Express 3.2\Server\Jobs\

Scanner profiles path on a client-server system (win7 or higher):

C:\ProgramData\Kofax\Kofax Express 3.2\Server\Scanners\Profiles\

Batches path on a client-server system (win7 or higher):

C:\ProgramData\Kofax\Kofax Express 3.2\Server\Jobs\

Note: After you copied settings to the new server, you need to restart the “Kofax Express Server” service or alternatively reboot the PC to make the copied jobs / batches / scanner profiles visible in Kofax Express.

E) Migrate your jobs and scanner profiles from a PC with Windows XP to a new PC with Windows 7 or higher

  1. Important: By default, the Windows XP Appication Data folder and Windows 7 or higher Program Data folder is hidden. Follow these instructions to unhide these folders.
  2. Important: If you migrate to a Kofax Express Client/Server system, the job and scanner profile are only saved on the server and the paths are also slighlty different compared to a standalone installation! See the note about Client/Server above.
  3. To migrate jobs: Copy the content of C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Kofax\Kofax Express 3.2\Jobs from the old Windows XP PC to C:\ProgramData\Kofax\Kofax Express 3.2\Jobs on the new Windows 7 or higher PC.
  4. To migrate scanner profiles: Copy the content of C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Kofax\Kofax Express 3.1\Scanners\Profiles from the old Windows XP PC to C:\ProgramData\Kofax\Kofax Express 3.2\Scanners\Profiles on the new Windows 7 or higher PC.

F) When you also use AutoBites do the following:

Make sure you have already installed AutoBites on the new PC (see step C).

From a PC with Windows 7 of higher to a PC with Windows 7 or higher: Copy the content of C:\ProgramData\CaptureBites\Express\Programs\AutoBites\Data on the old PC to C:\ProgramData\CaptureBites\Express\Programs\AutoBites\Data on the new PC.

From a PC with Windows XP to a PC with Windows 7 or higher: Copy the content of C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\CaptureBites\Express\Programs\AutoBites\Data on the old Windows XP PC to C:\ProgramData\CaptureBites\Express\Programs\AutoBites\Data on the new Windows 7 or higher PC.

G) Activate your Kofax Express License on the new PC

  1. Start Kofax Express on the new PC and Activate Kofax Express with your Kofax Express license on the new PC. This license is only available if you have de-activated on the old PC (see step A).
  2. You cannot activate the CaptureBites products as long as Kofax Express is not activated.

H) Activate your CaptureBites products on the new PC

  1. Open the Scan to Desktop job in Kofax Express. Next, open the Job Tab and select each of the installed CaptureBites export connectors and open their setup. Then activate them with the activation codes provided by your partner when you ordered the products.
  2. If you are not familiar with activating CaptureBites products, you can find more information here.
  3. Open your jobs and test them.

If you have trouble finding your CaptureBites license information, please contact us and provide your Kofax Express Serial number(s) to help us locate the information.