Move Unsaved Captures to a Different Computer; Back-up & Restore Library in Snagit

Problem

How do I back up my captures in the Snagit Library or move them to a new computer?

Solution

Back up the Library

The following are not transferred when backing up or restoring a library:

  • Date created for unsaved captures.
  • Captures saved by selecting File > Save As. You must manually copy saved images.
  1. Open Snagit Editor.
  2. Browse to:
    • Snagit 2018 to Snagit 2021: Edit > Editor Preferences > Library tab > Backup/Restore Automatically Stored Files.
    • Snagit 13: File > Editor Preferences > Library tab > Backup/Restore Automatically Stored Files.
  3. Click Backup.
  4. Enter a file name and location to save the backup, .snagarchive file.

Restore the Library

Restoring a library overwrites the captures in the current library. Merging two libraries is not supported at this time. If you are running Snagit 2022 make sure you are on the latest version. To do this select Help > Check for Updates in Snagit to install the latest update.

  1. Open Snagit Editor.
  2. Browse to: 
    • Snagit 2018 and later: Edit > Editor Preferences > Library tab > Import Backup or Backup/Restore Automatically Stored Files.
    • Snagit 13: File > Editor Preferences > Library tab > Backup/Restore Automatically Stored Files.
  3. Click Restore (Version 2021 and earlier).
  4. Browse to the .snagarchive file and click Open.
  5. Restart Snagit.