Backup and Restore for Things 2

by Bruce on September 4, 2012

Until Cultured Code get’s around to posting a backup and restore procedure for Things 2 with cloud support, here it is.  The data file has moved.

Things 1: ~/Library/Application Support/Cultured Code/Things/Database.xml
Things 2: ~/Library/Containers/com.culturedcode.things/Data/Library/Application Support/Cultured Code/Things/ThingsLibrary.db

The tilde character (~) indicates your home directory.

To restore a backup, replace the database file with a backup. However, if you’re using Things Cloud, that data will quickly be replaced by data from Things Cloud. To replace your database locally and replace the data in Things Cloud,

  • quit Things,
  • disable your Mac’s internet connection,
  • place the ThingsLibrary.db file into place,
  • launch Things, and disable Things Cloud.
  • Re-enable your Mac’s internet connection and
  • enable Things Cloud.
  • When prompted to handle the merge or replacement of your data, pick the third option, which will replace the data in Things Cloud with the local data from your Mac (and thus, the backup that you just restored).
  • On your iDevice you should get a notification that your database was replaced, or you can delete and re-install the Things application.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

L George December 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Thanks for this – very helpful!

Peter December 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Thanks also. Have been struggling with this all morning. Cheers.

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