How do I transfer/copy/move my profiles from one computer to another?
To transfer your profiles to another computer:
- On the computer with the profile(s) to transfer, run SyncBack
- (Skip this step if you do not have Groups) If you have Groups, both member profiles and Groups must be exported. Disable option "Only show groups and profiles not in a group" under Preferences menu to see all nested profiles. Alternatively, you can click on the '+' sign next to the Group to expand them.
- Select the profile/s to transfer (or press Ctrl-A
to select all visible profiles, Shift-Click to select a 'range', or Ctrl-Click to select multiple non-ordered profiles)
- Select Profiles -> Export Profile from the main menu
- Save the profiles to a directory, or media, that the other computer can access, e.g. USB key, networked drive, etc.
- On the computer that you want to import the profiles, run SyncBack.
- Select Profiles -> Import Profile from the main menu
- Choose the files previously exported
Note - If you have multiple nested Groups, you may need to perform this repeat-Import as many times as your maximum 'depth of nesting'.
Do not attempt to import profiles from newer to lower versions. For example, importing a SyncBackSE V8 profile into SyncBackSE V7 will likely fail. There is no problem importing profiles from older to newer versions.
For SyncBackPro & SyncBackSE, you should Force Rescan on any Fast Backup profiles, and Clear History on any sync profiles unless you are absolutely sure the contents of the new Source and Destination are already exactly the same on the new PC as they were on the old PC. This is not applicable to SyncBackFree, which has no 'memory' included in any profile types
Bear in mind that paths (relative and/or absolute) may change radically between the old and new machines (especially if the respective versions of Windows are different). This can include de/selections and/or Filters, if used in your profiles. We cannot offer bespoke support reconciling such differences. If in doubt, we recommend you dispense with the old profiles and build new profiles in the new install to suit the new environment.