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FAQ: Note Stacks – Copy notes database to new phone

November 30, 2013 4 comments

These are the steps to copy the notes from the old phone to the new phone

1. Backup on the old phone
Do a backup on the old phone. (Menu -> Backup).
Ensure that the backup is successful.

2. Copy backup file (filename: notes.db) from the old phone to the new phone

2.1 Copy through the cloud using Google Drive, Dropbox etc
2.1.1 Copy backup file to cloud from the old phone
Copy the backed up notes database file to the cloud from the following folder
free version – /sdcard/data/com.gwofoundry.notestacks/backup/notes.db
paid version – /sdcard/data/com.gwofoundry.notestackspro/backup/notes.db

2.1.2 Copy the backup file from the cloud to the new phone
Copy the file from the cloud to the following folder in the new phone
free version – /sdcard/data/com.gwofoundry.notestacks/backup/notes.db
paid version – /sdcard/data/com.gwofoundry.notestackspro/backup/notes.db
Hint: do a backup on the new phone so the the folder will be created automatically.

2.2 Copy through other methods
The backup file (filename: notes.db) can be copied through other methods like sdcard, connect to computer etc.
2.2.1 Copy the file from the old phone the new phone
Copy file “notes.db” from the old phone the new phone from and to the following folders
free version – /sdcard/data/com.gwofoundry.notestacks/backup/notes.db
paid version – /sdcard/data/com.gwofoundry.notestackspro/backup/notes.db

Note: in case you have deleted the app in the old phone
The notes database is automatically backup in the following folders
free version – /sdcard/data/com.gwofoundry.notestacks/backup/auto/notes.dbX
paid version – /sdcard/data/com.gwofoundry.notestackspro/backup/auto/notes.dbX
where X = 0,1,2,3 where 0 is the latest backup and 3 is the older backup
In the step 2 above, copy one of the file in the auto backup folder and rename to “notes.db”

3. New notes in the new phone
In case you have new notes in the new phone you want to keep, export the new notes to text file.
Long tap on the note title, select “Export text (Markup)”

4. Do a restore on the new phone. (Menu -> Restore)
This will restore the notes database in the new phone. The restore will delete all existing notes in the new phone

5. Load the exported notes back into the app
Do an import (Menu -> Import Text (Markup)) to load previously export notes.

The notes are now in the new phone.

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