C. How to open a MAXQDA 12 project with MAXQDA 11

To open a MAXQDA 12 project file with MAXQDA 11 is fairly simple.

Start by opening your MAXQDA 12 project with MAXQDA 12.

Choose Project > Export MAXQDA exchange file in the menu to export your data via a MAXQDA exchange file (.mex).
Save the .mex file at a place of your choice (e.g. your desktop).

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Open MAXQDA 11 for Windows (11.1.1 or higher) or MAXQDA 11 for Mac OS X (11.2.3 or higher).
Choose the option Other Projects from the welcome dialogue.

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Select the file format MAXQDA exchange file (.mex), go to the saved file and click Open.

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You should now have successfully opened a MAXQDA 12 project with MAXQDA 11.



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