How do I create a new Visual Studio project by using an old Visual Studio project?

I need to create a duplicate project for another team in our agency.  The project is a handful and I don't want to have to recreate it.  Is there a way for me to take my project and rename it?  I use Visual Studio 2013 and LINQ.

Thanks for any direction!
Karen WilsonProgrammerAsked:
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Brad GrouxSenior Manager (Wintel Engineering)Commented:
The process depends on what kind of project it is.

Some are as simple as opening the project in Visual Studio and "Save As..."

You can also just right-click the solution file in Windows/File Explorer and make a copy. Once copied rename the solution to the new name and then open the newly renamed solution in VS. Once in VS, change the project name in solution explorer to the new name. If it is C# you can also utilize the Rename Refactoring.
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Karen WilsonProgrammerAuthor Commented:
It is written in vb.net.  Also, it was originally written in VS2010.  I am now writing in VS2013.  Will this cause any headaches?
Thanks for responding.
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Miguel OzSoftware EngineerCommented:
VS2013 can open VS2010 projects but VS2013 will ask you to an upgrade, once the upgrade is done you can only use this upgrade solution project in VS2012 or VS2013 only as per  Visual Studio 2013 Compatibility details.
For a typical .NET app e.g. (Winforms. class libraries) is a straight forwards exercise because we are targeting the same .NET BCL version but there is no guarantee that you may find little issues not covered by the VS update tool.
Is it OK for you guys to upgrade the project to VS2013? You may want to check if you have unit testing or automatic testing to retest you app just in case a feature may be broken.
Note:  Another option is just to build a Virtual Machine (VM Ware) and install VS2010 on it, then you do not need to modify it at all.
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
@Miguel

Another option is just to build a Virtual Machine (VM Ware)...
Why go through all of that trouble? VS 2010 and VS 2013 can run alongside each other perfectly fine. Heck, I've got 4 versions of Visual Studio installed on my work machine right now  = )
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Karen WilsonProgrammerAuthor Commented:
I didn't know I could have that many versions on my machine.  I have been using VS since its 2005 version and always uninstall the previous version.  

Work got in the way yesterday so I will try saving a new copy of my project.  Wish me luck.  And thanks for the input.
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Karen WilsonProgrammerAuthor Commented:
I just tried the copy/paste and it turned out to be a hot mess and wouldn't open.  I think there is a bit more to it than that!!
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Karen WilsonProgrammerAuthor Commented:
I tried the copy/paste again and this is the message.
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
What does the Output window show?
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Karen WilsonProgrammerAuthor Commented:
I just loaded it.
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Karen WilsonProgrammerAuthor Commented:
I have Windows7 on one machine and Windows8 on the other.  On Windows7, I do not see anywhere where I can "Save As."
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
???

The message in the screenshot says that you should view the Output window for more information. What does that window show to be the error?
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Karen WilsonProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Meaning I just loaded the error message, not a working copy of a project.
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Karen WilsonProgrammerAuthor Commented:
I found the solution.  Thanks for all your help but my case is solved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjGCfj04WoM
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
To be fair, wasn't Brad Groux's comment the answer to your original question? The issues with the project not opening were a secondary issue, methinks.
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Karen WilsonProgrammerAuthor Commented:
I found the solution on youtube.
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