How to run Banktivity 6 alongside Banktivity 5

Here is how you can run Banktivity 6 alongside Banktivity 5 without worrying about sync issues.

  1. Launch Banktivity 6 and close any open windows
  2. Turn off  “Automatically: update documents” in Banktivity > Preferences
  3. Find your Banktivity 5 file in the Finder and drag and drop it onto the Banktivity 6 icon (your original Banktivity 5 document will be left untouched)
  4. After your version 5 file is imported into Banktivity 6, go to File > Manage Banktivity Services > Sync Settings > Turn Off Cloud Sync ( in Banktivity 6)

That’s it. Now you can run Banktivity 6 along side Banktivity 5 and they won’t use Cloud Sync to talk to each other.