NVivo on Windows and Mac are separate software applications with different project file formats (file extensions: .nvp for Windows and .nvpx for Mac). You can convert projects between the platforms however there are limitations such that, while you may be able to successfully convert a project on a once-off basis (e.g. changing to a new computer) it is not recommended that you move projects between platforms as part of an ongoing workflow.
There are important differences between Windows and Mac projects that you should be aware of before converting:
IMPORTANT Unsupported items are not deleted when a project is converted to Mac—only hidden. If the project is converted back into Windows format the items appear again. Therefore, unless you are confident the project will never return to Windows, do not to delete items that may depend on Windows functions e.g. empty folders that might contain framework matrices, or queries dependent on dynamic sets.
The following features are not present in NVivo Mac:
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