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How to Back Up Your Catchbook Data

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If you’ve ever lost all of your files to a computer crash before, then you don't need me to tell you how important it is to back up your data! Yet still many of us don’t take this crucial step to protect ourselves from technology failures.

 

Today we’re going to explain how to back up your Catchbook files. If you participated in Catchbook Beta and want to have your files after the Beta period ends on May 1, then you must take these steps.

 

The process differs slightly depending on the operating system you run. You can also start your backup from one of two places: the navigator or a page.

 Catchbook navigator.png

 

Windows:

 

From the navigator, press-hold a page or binder and start to drag it. You will see a share icon appear. icon 17.jpg Drop the page or binder on the share icon and Catchbook will prompt you to save to the file system. Choose .cb from the file format options to create a backup you will be able to import and reuse in the production version of Catchbook. 

 

From the page view, press-hold any blank space on the page to bring up a menu. You will see a share option that lets you create a .cb of only your current page.

 

Android:

 

From the navigator, press-hold a page or binder and start to drag it. You will see a share icon appear. icon 17.jpg Drop the page or binder on the share icon and Catchbook will prompt you to save to the file system. From the available file formats select .cb to create a backup you will be able to import and reuse in the production version of Catchbook. Once you select file format, Catchbook will then display your standard list of recipient apps (DropBox, email, etc.).

 Catchbook file format save.png

 

From the page view, press-hold any blank space on the page to bring up a menu. You will see a share option that lets you create a .cb of only your current page. Catchbook will then display your list of recipient apps (DropBox, email, etc.).

 

Catchbook file save.png

 

If you have any questions, feel free to let us know!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

Some clarification:

 

For Windows it is 100% guaranteed that your beta data will not transfer to the commercial version of Catchbook. The Catchbook beta version in the Windows store is actually a separate app entry and has a different sandbox on your device than the commercial version. So if you want to keep it, make sure you save your data as described above prior to the end of Windows beta.

 

For Android, it is pretty likely that your beta data will transfer. It is the same app entry and will just transition from beta to production when we make it commercially available. It should use the same sandbox on your device. However, better safe than sorry. And you probably want to have a backup anyway, right?! Smiley Happy

Phenom
Phenom

How about a psoting on getting the .cb file back into Catchbook?

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Community Manager

Hi @RyanM

 

Great suggestion! We'll work on getting a post up about that soon. 

 

Thanks, 

 

Amy 

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