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How to resolve “WinAlign export files cannot be migrated because your User ID has not been specified”

  1. Steps to replicate:
    1. in Winalign window:
      1. menu:file / export file pair
      2. dialogue: “export file pair to file”, choose an name and format: text,
      3. wait for “export”dialogue to disappear;
    2. in SDL Trados Studio 2009,
      1. left menu pane: “translation memories”, menu button”:”open translation memories”,dialogue:”menu button: “open document”, choose the source text document, in dialogue:”open document”, dropdown: “target language”,
      2. dropdown: “target language”,  select yours
      3. dropdown”: add”: “file-based translation memory”
      4. open dialogue:”file-based translation memory”, select exported text file;
    3. Error pops up:  image
  2. Resolution: follow the instructions in the error dialogue.
    1. Bonus points for knowing that “translator’s workbench” is a legacy application and accessible only through SDL Trados Studio 2007: open this from the start menu.
    2. In the left pane, click to open “Translator’s workbench”:  image
    3. Give your username: image
  3. Test: on your next try, you will get past the error into upgrade converting your winalign-exported text file into TMX:20130328_163935