What does export-import do ?

Export-Import helps to transfer a specific folder (and the content within it - messages and categories) from one device to another, without having to copy the entire content through a backup.  


How to Export a category? 


For Avaz versions 6.6+


    How to export a folder

  1. Navigate to the folder that you want to export. 
  2. Tap Menu icon on the top right corner of the screen. 
  3. Tap the Edit words icon. This takes you to the Edit Words mode. 
  4. Tap the Folder Options icon on the top right corner. (See Screenshot 1)
  5. This opens the Import/Export options (see Screenshot 2)
  6. Select the Export & Share the Current folder. 
  7. You will be prompted to enter the name of the backup folder for export. 
  8. Tap OK to confirm. 
  9. The current folder is exported as the <name>.avc file. This file can be found in Folder Options -> Browse -> Folder backups. On successful export, this information is displayed as a message, with a button to share. 
  10. You can also share this exported folder by tapping the Share button. This pops up the list of apps to select from, for sharing the exported folder

    How to share Share / Import / Delete an exported folder?

  1. From the folder options, tap Browse folder backups. (See screenshot 2)
  2. This displays a list of exported files (.avc files). 
  3. Tap on the file and you will see these buttons -  import / share / delete. (see Screenshot 4)
  4. Tap on Import to import the file 
  5. Tap on Share to share the file. 
  6. Tap on Delete to delete the exported file.


Screenshot 1: Folder options


Screenshot 2: Import/Export options

 

Screenshot 3: Folder options (browsing exported folder backups)


Screenshot 4: Share / Import / Delete backup

For Avaz versions less than 6.6

  1. Navigate to the folder that you want to export. 
  2. Tap the Edit button on the top right corner to enter the Edit mode. 
  3. Tap the Ellipsis button (the button with the three dots) on the bottom right corner of the navigation panel. 
  4. Tap Export this category.
  5. This opens a window with a default name of the folder that you are exporting (you can change the name if you wish to). 
  6. Click OK to proceed with the export. This may take a few seconds and you will get a message after the export is completed. 
  7. Now go to Settings -> Backup & Restore -> Link to Dropbox and turn it ON. This will transfer the folder content from the device to Dropbox (on the cloud). 

Note: You can also use export-import within the same device to copy-paste a folder from one location to another within the same app/device and this does not require linking to Dropbox if it is to be transferred within the same app. 




How to import a folder from your email?
  1. Download the file from the email to the device where you have Avaz app installed.
  2. Check in your Files app of your Avaz device, to confirm if the file has been downloaded.
  3. Now open Avaz app and navigate to the folder, where you want to import the new folder you  received.
  4. Tap the Edit button. 
  5. Tap the Ellipsis button (the button with the three dots) on the bottom right corner of the navigation panel. 
  6. Tap Import a category here. 
  7. Now choose the folder that you downloaded from your email. This will prompt you to change the category name if you wish to.
  8. Then it will import the exported category (folder) in this location.



How to Import a category ? (into another device)


    If you have received the imported file via mail:

  1. Download the file from the email to the device where you have Avaz app installed.
  2. Open the Files app in your Avaz device, to confirm if the file has been downloaded to your device.

    If you have receiving the imported file via Dropbox: 

  1. In the 2nd device, go to Settings -> Backup & Restore -> Link to Dropbox and turn it ON. This will link to Dropbox and transfers the folder to the device. Make sure that you login to the same Dropbox account as the first device. This will automatically import the file to your device in a few minutes. You will be able to see it under Restore from Backups section.  


    Follow the steps to import the file 

  1. Navigate to the folder that you want to import the category to.
  2. Tap the Edit button. 
  3. Tap the Ellipsis button (the button with the three dots) on the bottom right corner of the navigation panel. 
  4. Tap Import a category here. This will prompt you to change the category name if you wish toThis will import the exported category (folder) in this location. 



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