I have a deck with over 12000 flash cards that I export whenever I’ve added something or altered some cards or am finished learning for the day because I built this all myself and it took me hundreds of hours so I cannot fathom the thought of loosing it somehow.
For some reason, after the new update, it doesn’t remember that I ticked “save scheduling information” when I export again.
I don’t wanna accidentally overwrite my backups with an unlearned deck by forgetting this. Why is it not remembering the boxes I ticked when I exported last time?
That’s super inconvenient because it can remember the folder so I can just press enter once I pressed export normally and am done with it.
If you do this 20 times a day it adds up…
does someone have a workaround for backing up and saving the scheduling information?
File>Create Backup will export a backup of your entire collection without media and with scheduling information. The default when exporting a single deck is to strip scheduling info, as that use case is typically used for sharing content with others. Please note Anki also creates automatic backups, and you can adjust the frequency in the preferences. You may want to consider relying on those, and occasionally exporting your entire collection with media if you make changes to your media files.
Hi, thanks for the reply, I’m afraid I cannot follow
I don’t have a profile. The anki folder doesn’t have a folder that is called profile nor anything similar, it hasn’t made a folder in the user category either but I have anki installed on a separate harddrive and it isn’t there either.
I would really love to know what others do to automatically backup their anki stuff with media etc.
my main deck is just basically 1x merriam-webster without pictures so that one is automatically backed up and I export it all the time but I have plenty of other decks, and I would really love for the “keep scheduling info” to be automatic
if someone else were to use the deck, they could just CTRL+A and forget all cards, it’s really silly the way this update changed that…
also it wants to be compatible to older Anki versions even though now it’s like 3 times faster when it exports, makes little sense to me too, but I’m no export on version compatibility or why anyone would use older versions…
Making it the default would make the files unreadable by AnkiDroid by default, making life difficult for a lot of users. And removing scheduling after the fact is not an option either, as that does not remove the history that is shown in the stats.