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Backup & Restore

Bear can backup all your notes in single .bearbk file and quickly restore later.


Bear’s backup and restore features are under File -> Backup Notes… and Restore Backup.


Tap the Settings icon at the bottom of the Sidebar, then the Import & Export Settings tab.


When you restore a backup, all notes currently in Bear, including trashed notes, will be permanently deleted. The imported notes will take their place.

If you want to access your notes inside a backup file without restoring it, change the backup file’s extension from .bearbk to .zip, then uncompress it. Inside the resulting folder, you will find a .textbundle file for each of your backed up notes.

This can be easily done on a Mac with the Finder. On iOS, you might need a file management app like Documents from Readdle.

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