Note: This is possible if the database files and synced files are copied correctly.

  • Machines must have the same OS (Win to Win, Mac to Mac, Linux to Linux)
  • Paths to the Base folders (called Insync folders in 1.x) need to be identical i.e. If Base folder in Machine 1 is located in “C:\Users\[Username]\Insync” then Base folder on Machine 2 should be located in “C:\Users\[Username]\Insync”

Moving to a new computer on Insync 3

Instructions:

  1. Install Insync 3 on Machine 2 but do not add account yet. 
  2. Quit Insync 3 on Machine 1 and 2.
  3. Copy the Base Folders from 1 to 2 at the identical paths.
  4. Copy over the data and live folders from Machine 1 to 2:
Windows:
machine 1: C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Insync to
machine 2: C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Insync
Mac:
machine 1: ~/Library/Application Support/Insync to
machine 2: ~/Library/Application Support/Insync
Linux:
machine 1: home/username/.config/Insync to
machine 2: home/username/.config/Insync

5.Start Insync 3 on Machine 2 and 1.

If you cannot have identical paths for Insync folders on Machine 2, then the Insync folder path on Machine 1 should not exist on Machine 2 before starting Insync.

This will cause Insync on Machine 2 to notify you that the Base Folder is missing. You can then relocate option to “find” the Base Folder (complete path to the Insync folder).

Moving to a new computer on Insync 1.x

Instructions:

  1. Install Insync 1.x on Machine 2 but do not add account yet. 
  2. Quit Insync 1.x on Machine 1 and 2.
  3. Copy the Insync folder from 1 to 2 at the identical paths.
  4. Copy over the dbs folder from Machine 1 to 2:
Windows:
machine 1: C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Insync to
machine 2: C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Insync
Mac:
machine 1: ~/Library/Application Support/Insync to
machine 2: ~/Library/Application Support/Insync
Linux:
machine 1: home/username/.config/Insync to
machine 2: home/username/.config/Insync

5.Start Insync 1.x on Machine 2 and 1.

If you cannot have identical paths for Insync folders on Machine 2, then the Insync folder path on Machine 1 should not exist on Machine 2 before starting Insync.

This will cause Insync on Machine 2 to notify you that the Insync folder is missing. You can then relocate option to “find” the Insync Folder (complete path to the Insync folder).

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