Hi all, I recently switched laptops and reinstalled Anki, thinking I could just sync from Ankiweb since I didn’t make a backup on a hard drive. Problem is I got all my cards but they’re missing the most important info: the images on the cards (that I added all by hand, a labor of many years).
Is there a way to remedy this? Again, I have no backup, only my account on Ankiweb. Thanks!
In addition to the info given in the link, I recently read something from @dae which said that on iPhones you should lock the screen to prevent the phone switching off.
I’m sorry I can’t remember where I saw that.
Thanks for your responses but I don’t think these approaches will work. @OldGrantonian I always used desktop so don’t know how much this applies.
@01101 Now I think about it, when I ever tried to directly study my notes via Ankiweb, the images also never appeared there. So it seems I lost them all … :((
Do you still have your old laptop ?
And of course your external backups might not have all the images up to date, but it would still be better than nothing.
The opposite - the screen needs to be left on for syncing to proceed.
I don’t and because I thought Ankiweb had everything I didn’t bother anymore with backups. Guess that was a mistake
Have you actually opened AnkiWeb and verified that:
- You can see the cards
- You can’t see the images
I have no images, so I can’t test this myself.
Perhaps, when you used to use your old laptop to sync between AnkiWeb and the desktop app, the following option was unchecked all the time, and, as a result, your media files were not uploaded to AnkiWeb.
Ahh that’s good to know! I checked on the new version I installed it was automatically checked so at least I hope in the future I can prevent similar mistakes. Thanks!