How to transfer starred lists to new device

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antun
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How to transfer starred lists to new device

Post by antun »

Hi there,

I've just upgraded my phone. How can I transfer the starred lists of words from my old phone to my new one?

I had a look in Android/data/com.embermitre.dictroid/ but didn't see anything that looked like it might be the lists.

Thanks,

Antun

hanping
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Re: How to transfer starred lists to new device

Post by hanping »

UPDATE August 2013: Hanping now has a Backup/Restore feature, which can be found in the navigation drawer by sliding from the left edge of the screen.

Hi Antun - you were almost there!

Please look in:

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Android/data/com.embermitre.dictroid/zh/user
where you will find the starred.db file.

If you have the ABC English-Chinese dictionary installed, then you may also want to transfer english starred words:

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Android/data/com.embermitre.dictroid/en/user/starred.db

antun
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Re: How to transfer starred lists to new device

Post by antun »

Perfect! That worked. Thank you.

hanping
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Re: How to transfer starred lists to new device

Post by hanping »

Excellent news! and thanks for reporting back.

UPDATE: you can find more information here.

Cek
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Re: How to transfer starred lists to new device

Post by Cek »

why not offer a cloud service for the starred lists? It will save a lot of time when we change the device and many surprises such lose in a while 2.000 words we may need to study for the exams... and it's not needed a so huge space... isn't this a good idea embermitre?

antun
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Re: How to transfer starred lists to new device

Post by antun »

Cloud-hosting of lists would be nice. There are a lot of possibilities for writing applications that share that data. I use the android "desktop" widget that comes with the Hanping dictionary to test my hanzi recognition skills. But it's not ideal. I'd love to write apps (both web and android-based) that used my own starred lists to test my knowledge.

e.g. I wrote this Mac Dashboard widget that uses pre-loaded HSK lists for the character data: http://antunkarlovac.com/software/widge ... challenge/ But it wouldn't be hard for me to adjust it to read a starred list, if it was available on the web.

hanping
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Re: How to transfer starred lists to new device

Post by hanping »

Thanks for your suggestion. Indeed getting a decent sync solution going would be really nice, but at the same time is a lot of work (upfront and ongoing). I will look into it.

Good luck with your Mac widget!

hanping
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Re: How to transfer starred lists to new device

Post by hanping »

UPDATE: From version 3.5 of Hanping Pro, you can backup and restore all your user data (including starred words, search history and preferences).

wes133
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how to restore backed up zip file to new device?

Post by wes133 »

I bought your pro version of hanping pro a long time ago and just recently changed phones. In doing so, I backed up all of my starred lists and custom made lists using your backup/restore feature and emailed it to myself. I downloaded the zip file to the downloads folder on my new phone and tried to open the file but it is greyed out and unable to be picked. I then tried to unzip the contents and try to open the data file but nothing happens when I pick the data file. The hundreds of words I have saved won't upload to my new phone. What am I doing wrong?

hanping
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Re: how to restore backed up zip file to new device?

Post by hanping »

Hi, please can you try the latest version (4.0) from Google Play store. Does the import work on that version?

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