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Trial version file conversion - UpgradeJourney part 2

Michael Looney
Participant
Now that the I have ArchiCAD 13 running just fine, thank you, is there anyway that the file developed in trial version can be salvaged? In my desperate attempts to get 13 running, I did re-install ArchiCAD 13 yesterday which, as all trial versions users are indeed warned, the trial version file no longer works. Given the events of the past week I was desperate enough to maybe sacrifice that file just to get to something going; now I realize that, if the file were editable it it would be one less thing I will be recreating after my computer was stolen. It had been developed out of an Archicad 11 file, with updates to the floor plan and set up for Ecodesigner (which I will be buying at some point when the project moves forward) That would save me going back to November's last AC!! file and starting again.

The file is on the same computer that the trial version was installed (my work computer was the one stolen) and I did purchase an upgrade to 13. Given that, does ArchiCAD have the ability to unlock the file if they think that is legitimate and I'm not abusing the trial license?

I know this sounds like I cannot follow simple directions or am just an idiot, but I am more like a desperate maniac or typical male that has to fix things without following directions. Guess this could have been avoided if the key were set to AC13 went sent. Who knew?:oops:
Windows 10 Pro, ArchiCAD 6.5-22
Lumion 9.0
Dell Precision 7730 [64GB RAM | NVIDIA QUADRO P5200 16GB RAM | XEON E-2186M 6 CORE 2.9Ghz
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Michael Looney
Participant
Thanks Ericka - your name sounds familiar - Cornell perhaps?
Windows 10 Pro, ArchiCAD 6.5-22
Lumion 9.0
Dell Precision 7730 [64GB RAM | NVIDIA QUADRO P5200 16GB RAM | XEON E-2186M 6 CORE 2.9Ghz
Erika Epstein
Booster
Yes!
How tricks?

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Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
Onuma System

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