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I have lost my Android phone but I have backup of my SD-card on which I have backup of my ColorNote app. How can I get all my notes from that backup?

NOTE: I am using iPhone now so don't have a Android device for now.

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What backup you have? Backed up from Titanium or backed up using ColorNote's backups to SD card functionality? –  Suraj Bajaj Dec 12 '12 at 9:49
    
backup from ColorNote's backups to SD. –  Champ Dec 12 '12 at 10:14
    
but if you know how to retrive it from Titanium backup please also let me know that. –  Champ Dec 12 '12 at 10:17
    
Restoring with Titanium is only possible if you have a backup from Titanium. –  Suraj Bajaj Dec 12 '12 at 10:20
    
ya but what if i dont have any anroid devise ..as i said i am using Iphone. so can it be done on my PC –  Champ Dec 12 '12 at 10:23
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You need another Android phone.

You can either:

  • Restore your ColorNote's TiBackup on another phone
  • Install ColorNote on another Android phone and view one of your backups (Go to settings->sdcard backup, then choose one and 'view' it)
    ColorNote's backup is in /sdcard/data/colornote/ (if you need to copy it to your new phone)
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I dont have an anroid phone I want to do it on my pC –  Champ Dec 12 '12 at 10:31
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You forgot to mention this in your question. Seems like this isn't possible. –  ce4 Dec 12 '12 at 10:40
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To restore your notes from SD card which were backed up using ColorNote's Backup to SD card functionality you can try this.

Install ColorNote app and then go to Backup select SD Card Backup. See if your earlier backups from SD card are listed there. If they are, select the one and your notes will be restored.

I have tried this using the same SD card, in your case you have a backup of it so I am not sure but I guess it should work. Let me know how it helps.

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I dont have an anroid phone I want to do it on my pC –  Champ Dec 12 '12 at 10:31
    
I doubt if you can do this as ColorNote doesn't have a desktop counterpart, and the backups it created are not human-readable. So if possible you can try using a friend's phone to restore you notes. –  Suraj Bajaj Dec 12 '12 at 10:45
    
thank you ..... –  Champ Dec 12 '12 at 11:05
    
@Champ This is one of the reasons why I recently switched to Evernote. It syncs your data and you can access if from anywhere using a browser. I liked ColorNote for its simplicity but there's no way to access it from PC. :( –  Suraj Bajaj Dec 12 '12 at 11:06
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It is easy to restore ColorNote backup files from PC:

  1. Connect you Android phone (or tablet) in MTP mode
  2. Open connected Android phone folder on your PC
  3. Locate "data/colornote/backup" folder on the Android device and copy your backup files to that folder
  4. Open Colornote on your Android device and go to Backup, select SD Card Backup, touch the saved backup data and restore it.

If your Android has a SD card, you could just plug the card into PC and copy the files. On my Colornote versions, the backup restore deletes previous files.

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Hi I found the answer to lot's of peoples problems on restoring colornote files. Transfering from one mobile to another, I Tried everything but like most people I could see them on the phone's sd card but I could not read the files, this is how I managed. If you have files backed up to an external HDD copy the colornote data folder to the phone's sd card, open colornote go to settings & sign out of online sync (this is the secret), while in settings go to sd card back up and select the first one of your file's when you select the file it gives the option to restore. Hit restore and all your files will then show in colornote. If any files are locked it will require that you enter the password I just used the same as used on my old phone and I could then open and read the files.

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In my case the program had problem finding my backup after upgrading from Android 2.3 to 4.2.

The backups were in sdcard1/data/colornote/backup and I needed to copy them to external_sd/data/colornote/backup for the program to find them.

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You can install Android emulator (such as www.bluestacks.com/) Install there ColorNote and send notes to email or save them to a file.

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