Migrate to new PC

Operating system


Joplin version


Desktop version info

Joplin 2.13.4 (prod, win32)

Client ID: 384774028a474042b4b8f4888702c4a8
Sync Version: 3
Profile Version: 44
Keychain Supported: Yes

Revision: 66036c2

Favorites: 1.3.2
Simple Backup: 1.3.4

Sync target


What issue do you have?

I bought a new laptop. I sync to Dropbox and have encryption enabled. I have used Simple Backup to make a current backup.

What is the best procedure to reinstall Joplin on the new laptop, and move my data? Do I need to disable encryption first?

just sync the new device with your sync-target (dropbox). have your password for encryption in reaching distance.
there's no rocket science in it :grinning:
and of course the general advice is to use the simple backup plugin before or export all notes manually before. but from your post, you are on the safe side here already.

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Thanks. Worked great. Just waiting for sync to finish.

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IMHO the question is valid nonetheless. 'Migration to new PC' can be speeded up a great deal by copying over the profile folder first, but I wonder if there's any risk in this. From my experience with half a dozen instances of Joplin Portable: there isn't. But I'd be interested in what others have to say about this.

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