How To: Move Flight Planner Between Machines

From time to time it becomes necessary to move a Command Flight Planner installation from one machine to another. The process is fairly simple but there are a few steps involved in copying aircraft definition and user way points. The steps are:

  • Make sure your existing version is up to date or within a couple of releases. (Files exported from out of date versions may not be compatible with the latest version)
  • From the File menu select Backup User Data and save to resulting backup file somewhere you can find it.  You may need to adjust the backup settings under Settings > Backups.  The easiest option is to select "Prompt for backup location each time" so that you are asked where to place any new backup you make.
  • Copy the backup file to your new machine.  You can use a USB thumb drive or network.
  • On the new machine download the full CFP installer from our web site.  You should go to our web site (, log in using your Command Software user name and password, select your "My Account" page, and scroll down to find the installer.
  • Install it and provide your serial number to register it.  Your serial number details are visible on the page you downloaded the installer from. 
  • From the File menu select Restore User Data and select the backup file you copied across.

At this point you should have a working installation on the new machine with your aircraft etc. If you no longer require the old installation, or you are exceeding your three installation licence, then you should uninstall it using the standard Windows Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.