Frequently Asked Questions


My Anti-Virus Program says that PickMeApp contains a virus, trojan, malware.

no, PickMeApp does not contain any virus or trojan, malware or adware.
It is a false positive alarm , mainly, due to usage of NSIS library.

Please inform us about such cases via contact us page.

More information about the security issues  read in the following post.

Why my Chrome, Edge etc blocked PickMeApp site and/or PickMeApp download ?

The site is absolutely safe. See the following Virus Total report

Please inform us about any such case via contact us page.

What makes PickMeApp unique from other transfer solutions available?

PickMeApp is a unique administrative tool to manage all aspects of the Windows software life cycle: Discovering, downloading, installing, running, upgrading, terminating, removing, capturing and transferring applications, with just a few clicks!

Which programs does PickMeApp work with?

The great thing about PickMeApp is that it works with almost any Windows application you have, or you will have on your computer. Examples of programs successfully transferred by PickMeApp include Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, Picasa, and many games. You can consult a list of more than 16000 programs tried out with PickMeApp at this link:  programs tried out with PickMeApp.

However, it's important to note that for some applications, an additional framework such as Java, .NET, or runtime C++ distributable should be installed separately prior to transfer. Also, some applications are a suite of applications and require all parts of the suite to be transferred in order to work properly. ( see  Installing Applications)

The free PickMeApp Installer can also be used to analyze installed software programs for supportability, more information about it is available at this link:  6.7. Analyze installed software programs | PickMeApp

It is important to ensure that the programs from the original PC may also run on the operating system installed on the destination PC. PickMeApp is compatible with Windows XP SP3 and up.

Please be aware that PickMeApp does not modify your applications in any way, it cannot make an application incompatible with Windows to run on Windows. 

What type of applications PickMeApp can capture and transfer?

Please take a look on the following explanation and solution.

Do you have a workaround to transfer TurboTax (2016) with PickMeApp?

Yes, please the following post.

Do you have a workaround to transfer Microsoft Office with PickMeApp?

Do you have a workaround to transfer Adobe Photoshop with PickMeApp?

Yes , please see

Unfortunately we have no a workaround for Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Does PickMeApp capture and transfer AutoCAD?

Right now , PickMeApp is able to capture and transfer the following AutoCAD versions

  • AutoCAD 2007,  AutoCAD 2008, AutoCAD 2009 , AutoCAD 2010
  • AutoCAD 2015, AutoCAD 2016

PickMeApp is not yet able to transfer the following AutoCAD versions

  • AutoCAD 2011, AutoCAD 2012, AutoCAD 2013

We are working to add support for those versions as well

Other versions of AutoCADs were not tested. Please inform us if you have  any issues while capturing and transfering AutoCAD
Share with us a succefull usage of PickMeApp to transfer AutoCAD

More info can be found in the following page. <TBD>

How can I get service for PickMeApp if I have a question?


How much does PickMeApp cost to use?

When PickMeApp was in its beta testing phase, PickMeApp and bellow was free.

From now on users may purchase one of two types of annual (52 weeks) licenses that best fits their personal usage of PickMeApp Products.

  • PickMeApp Installer - free. 
  • PickMeApp Relocator - free 
  • PickMeApp Light - about $15. (+VAT by country )
  • PickMeApp Pro   - about $30  (+VAT by country )

Note : PickMeApp Pro license can be used with PickMeApp Light as well 

The cost covers online support and free upgrades for any version released during those 52 weeks.

From another hand PickMeApp Installer and PickMeApp Relocator are free tools to manage almost all aspects of the Windows software life cycle:  Discovering, downloading, installing, upgrading, relocating, removing, terminating applications with just a few clicks!  Also use  PickMeApp Installer to analyze installed software for transferability!

PickMeApp Products can be used on any computer, any number of times, on any number of programs, as soon as the usage is for personal needs.

How can I recovery my PickMeApp license?

If you did not receive or cannot find an email with your PickMeApp license, you can always recover your license through automatic retrieval of your PickMeApp ID.

Automatically retrieve your PickMeApp ID by entering your email and password associated with your account. 

  1. Open the License Tab in the Settings Dialog.
  2. Enter your Email used to purchase the license and Password for your account.
  3. Press 'Apply' or 'OK' to initiate the automatic retrieval of your PickMeApp ID. Your PickMeApp ID will then be automatically filled in once your credentials are verified.

Password Recovery: If you forget your password, click the Recover link to open the web-based password recovery dialog.

PickMeApp did not transfer the software program I was interested. Can I get my refund?

Short answer : No, once used, the PickMeApp license is non-refundable.
Long answer  :  please see "PickMeApp value" article.

Will PickMeApp harm my programs or my computer?

No. PickMeApp does not change any settings in the selected programs on your first computer. Our powerful technology simply captures the current state of your programs. The PickMeApp re-installs captured application on the second PC at the state it was installed on the original PC, so you can always go back to a previous stage, and completely undo application on the target PC.

How to uninstall PickMeApp?

Please see the "How to uninstall PickMeApp" article

Why do you recommend to switch UAC off before using PickMeApp?

Good Question! We have found it may solve some of PickMeApp malfunction.

Does PickMeApp transfer a product key?

Eventually, while transferring program settings, PickMeApp might transfer products keys for some programs. For the best result please use any key finder tool, available in the Internet .

We may recommend the most advanced Recover Keys utility,  able to recovery key for more then 9000+ programs. There is no other key finder tool with such impressive number of supported programs.

Does PickMeApp support Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 , Windows 8.1 , Windows 10? Windows 11

Yes! PickMeApp supports all Windows OS version starting from Windows XP SP3.

Does PickMeApp transfer applications from Window 7 to Windows XP ?

No. PickMeApp does not support a backward transfer. The following transfers are not supported

  • Windows 7 to Windows XP.
  • Windows 7 to Windows Vista.
  • Windows Vista to Windows XP.
  • 64 bit platform to 32 bit platform

(Truly nobody supports it. Why? since Microsoft does not support a forward compatibility.)

Does PickMeApp support 64 bit Windows?

 PickMeApp supports 64 bit  of Windows XP, Vista , Windows 7, Windows 8 , Windows 8.1 , Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows 12 and even Windows 13.

Does PickMeApp support Windows 2000?

PickMeApp does not officially supports Windows 2000.