Backup

This page describes how to back up tabs, configuration and commands in CopyQ.

Back Up Manually

To back up all the data, exit the application first and copy the configuration directory.

Path to configuration is usually:

  • Windows: %APPDATA%\copyq
  • Portable version for Windows: config sub-folder in unzipped application directory
  • Linux: ~/.config/copyq

To copy the configuration path to clipboard from CopyQ:

  1. open Action dialog (F5 shortcut),
  2. enter command
copyq:
dir = Dir(info('config') + '/..')
copy(dir.absolutePath())
  1. click OK dialog button.

To restore the backup, exit the application and replace the configuration directory.

Warning

Before making or restoring back up, always exit CopyQ (don’t only close the main window).

Export and Import

You can easily export selected tabs and optionally configuration and commands within the application.

Warning

Tabs are always exported unencrypted and if a tab is synchronized with directory on disk the files themselves won’t be exported.

To export the data click “Export...” in “File” menu and select what to export, confirm with OK button and select file to save the stuff to.

To restore the data click “Import...” in “File” menu, select file to import and select what to import.

Note

Import won’t overwrite existing tabs and commands but create new ones.

Alternatively you can use command line for export and import everything (selection dialogs won’t be opened).

copyq exportData {FILE/PATH/TO/EXPORT}
copyq importData {FILE/PATH/TO/IMPORT}