5

I made a project in my personal computer (mac OS Xlion) and now I would like to modify it on my work computer (windows 7), Is it possible?

  • 1
    I haven't tested this but considering QGIS is cross-platform, I would imagine you can copy over your shapefiles and project files over to Windows and load it without a problem. – Joseph Mar 20 '15 at 15:35
  • 1
    If you have saved your project as a .qgs file, you should be able to open it in windows as well. Like @Joseph said QGIS is cross-platform – Martin Mar 20 '15 at 15:38
  • yes I saved it as a .qgs but it opens a window Handle bad layers and when i tried something he write me that there still 5(in this case) unhandled layers – Thibaud Calassou Mar 20 '15 at 15:46
  • .qgs file, not .prj file. The second is something completely different! – AndreJ Mar 20 '15 at 15:56
4

You might get problems with the folder structure, if project file and datasources are not in the same folder, or you used absolute instead of relative folder names.

But you can look into the project file with any text editor and fix that.


If your datasources are all in one folder on the mac, save the project file into that same folder using relative paths. You can choose that under Project -> Project Properties, General tab.

Then copy all to the windows machine, and look if it works now.

If not, open a new project and add the same layers. Now you can compare the two project files, especially the part where the layers are loaded between the <datasource> tags. Change the Mac file to the same structure as the windows file, and it should work.

  • I think that is it! but how to change this? – Thibaud Calassou Mar 20 '15 at 15:50

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.