Installation Of WKO5 - Upgrade From WKO+ 2.2 or 3.0

WKO5 no longer offers an in-app process for upgrading from WKO+2.2 or WKO+3. If you have WKO+ data but never used WKO4, there are several workarounds, however, and they are described below.

Before choosing any of the scenarios, make a backup copy of your WKO+ data:

  • Navigate to your WKO+ data folder at Documents>TrainingPeaks>WKO.
  • COPY the DATA folder to a USB memory stick or another storage device of your choosing. DO NOT DELETE YOUR ORIGINAL WKO+ 3.0 FILES.

Scenario 1: Download all data from TrainingPeaks. If your data is complete in TrainingPeaks, this is the recommended process.

  1. Download and install WKO5 from TrainingPeaks: http://home.trainingpeaks.com/wko5/.
  2. Open WKO5 to initiate the setup wizard.
  3. Follow these instructions to set up WKO5 by downloading from TrainingPeaks: https://www.wko5.com/getting-started-with-wko#syncinstall
  4. Once the setup wizard is complete and WKO5 is open, allow the first download to complete.

Scenario 2: Install an old build of WKO5 to enable an automatic upgrade. If your data is not in TrainingPeaks, this is the second best option. Please note that there can be some errors in this process, and you may notice some duplicated workouts.

  1. Download and install Build 555 of WKO5 from TrainingPeaks:
  2. Open WKO5 to initiate the setup wizard.
  3. When asked how you want to import/sync data, choose the Upgrade from WKO+ V2.2 or V3 option and click Next.
  4. WKO should automatically find your WKO+ data file. If it doesn't, browse to the location of your WKO+ data file (named cyclingpeaks.dat), select that, and press Open. Complete the setup wizard.
  5. WKO will launch and begin importing your WKO+ data. This may take some time; please be patient. If prompted to update WKO5, do not do so until the import process is complete and you're satisfied your data is all present.
  6. If you experience a crash during import (likely due to old types of data), just restart the app; it should pick up where it left off. Again, if prompted to update WKO5, do not do so until the import process is complete and you're satisfied your data is all present.
  7. Once the import is complete, if you wish to link your TrainingPeaks account or TrainingPeaks coach account with an athlete in WKO, click here for instructions.
  8. Upgrade to the newest build of WKO5 by clicking the Help menu (on PC) or the WKO5 Mac menu (on Mac) and selecting Check for Updates.

Scenario 3: Install WKO5 as a new (blank) athlete and import WKO+ workouts. This is an alternative if your data is not in TrainingPeaks.

  1. Download and install WKO5 from TrainingPeaks: http://home.trainingpeaks.com/wko5/.
  2. Open WKO5 to initiate the setup wizard.
  3. Follow these instructions to set up WKO5 with a new (blank) athlete: https://www.wko5.com/getting-started-with-wko#newinstall.
  4. Once the setup wizard is complete and WKO5 is open, use Finder/Explorer to navigate to your WKO+ data store (typically Documents > TrainingPeaks > WKO > Data) and click into the athlete folder. 
  5. In the athlete folder, select all the workout files, drag them over the WKO5 window, and release the mouse button to import them into WKO5. 
  6. If you have more than one athlete in WKO+, create a new athlete in WKO5 and repeat Steps 4-5 for each athlete.
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