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Transfer media files to a new device?

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cgwaters
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Transfer media files to a new device?

I'm a Cloud Sync user. I will be upgrading to a new Android phone soon. Neither my current phone nor new phone has removable storage. I realize I can use the Backup/Restore feature to transfer feeds and settings, etc.; however, is it possible to transfer feeds' media files? Some of the content is no longer available from the source for download.

I can manually backup the media files, by folder. It's my understanding that the restore process will create the feed folders on the new device. If I manually copy the media files to those folders, will the podcasts automatically appear within DoggCatcher?

WayneC
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For feeds no longer available

For feeds with episodes no longer available, also virtual feeds & moving to a new device- Backup DC (In the DC Navigation Menu>Settings>Backup/Restore?Export) - Copy DC's media folder (EpisodeEnclosures) & DC's "Export" folder to a PC/Mac or Google Drive/Dropbox - Install DC on the new device>import the media folder from a PC/Mac or Google Drive and replace the existing EpisodeEnclosures folder> Also for the"Export" folder (/storage/emulated/0/DoggCatcher) > Run "Restore> Check if everything is OK>backup DC again & then run Cloud Sync

Bravissimo594
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Copying backup to new phone

I was able to copy the media folders to my new phone (Nexus 6P; Android 6.0.1), but the phone would not let place the ZIPed backup file into the DoggCatcher/Backups directory (nor will it allow any other file into that directory). I could not even see the "Backups" folder when I browsed on my PC (but I could see the folder using Antek Explorer on the phone). I had to create a new folder within the DoggCatcher folder, copy the ZIP file to this new folder, delete the original "Backups" folder using Antek Explorer, and then rename my new folder to "Backups." The PC still shows the folder with its originally-created name, but DoggCatcher can restore the backup now.

WayneC
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Backups Directory

On new installs the backups directory has to be deleted or moved and then replaced with the backups directory from your original device. if you're downloading zip files from Google Drive or DropBox, a new backups directory has to be created within the DC directory using a fie manager and move the zip files there.

You may have enabled (PTP)Picture Transfer Protocol for photos or video instead of MTP) Media Transfer Protocol to view and copy files to and from a Android Marshmallow device and a PC, this may be the reason why you were unable to see the backups directory for DC