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I backed up all my files on the SD card (Nexus 4) and refreshed my Android. I then reinstalled Colornote and placed the files (.DAT files) in the same directory (data\colornote\backup), but the files don't show up in Colornote backup.

Now in the Colornote FAQ they talk about 'SD card backup', but this option is not available in the Colornote settings. I use the latest version on Android. I already mailed Colornote about this, but no reply for weeks. Does anybody know how I can do the 'SD card backup' in the latest version?

  • Did you reboot after copying? Maybe it will help – beeshyams Nov 13 '15 at 16:28
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    Make sure you've the copy of the notes saved elsewhere before following this comment. Once you've those .dat files under /sdcard/data/colornote/backup, launch Colornote, go to its settings -> Backup and the saved backup should now be listed there. Tap it, choose restore and provide the master password. Doing this will restore the backup and delete the current ones. // Alternatively, if you've the backup of the app itself (some by ADB or some other app), then you can extract the notes from the colornote.db file. Then tell us the final result. – Firelord Nov 13 '15 at 16:30
  • The problem is I go to Colornote > settings > backup, but the saved backup is not listed... (also after reboot) – Cerveser Nov 13 '15 at 16:54
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I fixed it! I was missing the .IDX file, so I made one with the same name as my .DAT file. Now I was able to restore my backup. (I also turned off auto backup) Thank you Android gods and Firelord.

PS1: I tried this before but than it didn't work, after reinstalling colornote again it did work. To everybody with Colornote: make backups!

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