How to move Curiosity to a different computer without having to re-index your data.

Why would I need to move the Curiosity app to a new computer?

The Curiosity desktop app is installed locally on your computer (doesn't use the cloud). That means your data stays safe on your computer, it but also means Curiosity is only
available on that one computer.

If you're using Curiosity and you want to change to a computer (e.g. new laptop 😍), you can move the app's data across so you don't have to re-index everything.

How to move Curiosity to a new computer

Step 1: Copy the data folder from your old computer:
Quit the Curiosity app completely and make sure it's not running any more
Follow this help article to find the Curiosity data folder on your old computer
Copy the folder called curiosity (the entire app storage) to a safe place while you transfer it

Step 2: Install the app on your new computer
Download and install the app on your new computer
Sign into the app with the same account you used on the old computer
You can skip connecting your folders and accounts

Step 3: Replace the data folder on your new computer
⚠️ Important ⚠️ On your new computer, quit the Curiosity app completely and make sure it's not running any more
Follow this guide to find the Curiosity data folder on your new computer
Reference needed
Replace the Curiosity data on your new computer with the folder you copied earlier from your old computer
Restart the app 👉 You should see your spaces in the new computer
Go to Apps in the left menu and re-connect your apps

This should preserve your data and your indexes. Your data/spaces should now show up in the app. The app will continue syncing from where it left off on your old computer.

It's normal for the folder to be a few GB in size (depending how much data you have).

Note: This method usually works, but it's experimental. Worst-case you'll have to delete all the Curiosity data on your new computer and start again (connect your apps and re-index).
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