[GUIDE]Backup/Restore/Import/Export your Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars

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alray

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How to Backup all your Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars:
  • Open Tasker
  • Go in Settings (3 dots menu)
  • Select "Data"
  • Select "Backup"
  • Enter the backup name <name>.xml
  • Hit Enter
  • Done
This will backup everything from your Tasker app. in a xml file located at /sdcard/Tasker/configs/user/

How to Restore all your Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars:
  • Open Tasker
  • Go in Settings (3 dots menu)
  • Select "Data"
  • Select "Restore"
  • Select the desired backup.xml file to restore
  • Hit Enter
  • Done
Everything in your Tasker app will be overwritten by this backup, unsaved items will be lost

How to Export one of your Profile, Task, Scene & Var (e.g: to send it to a friend)
  • Open Tasker
  • If you want to export a Profile, tap and hold that profile until its highlighted
  • Go in settings (3 dots menu)
  • Select Export
  • Select XML to SD
  • Your profile is saved to /sdcard/Tasker/profiles/<your_profile_name>.xml
  • Done
Exporting a Profile will not Export its associated Tasks/Scenes/Vars, everything must be done individually.
Tasks, Scenes and Vars are exported the same way except that they are saved at
/sdcard/Tasker/task/<your_tasks_name>.xml
/sdcard/Tasker/scenes/<your_scenes_name>.xml
/sdcard/Tasker/vars/<your_vars_name>.xml

How to Import Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars (e.g: import a friend's profile/task or one you have found on the internet)
  • Open Tasker
  • If you want to import a profile, go in the Profiles page
  • Tap on the Profiles tab
  • Select Import
  • select your <profile_name>.xml file
  • Done
Tasks, Scenes and Vars are imported the same way
 
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drsaidalavi

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how to integrate tasker with watchmaker live wallpaper to change watch face automatic

Hello,
I have a D 7 android smartwatch running on KitKat 4.4, I am using Watchmaker live wallpaper as the watch face. I want to change the watch faces automatically by a time schedule by integrating it with Tasker. Kindly anybody describe me the method in a step by step way that any beginners with tasker will be benefited.
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How to Backup all your Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars:
  • Open Tasker
  • Go in Settings (3 dots menu)
  • Select "Data"
  • Select "Backup"
  • Enter the backup name <name>.xml
  • Hit Enter
  • Done
This will backup everything from your Tasker app. in a xml file located at /sdcard/Tasker/configs/user/

How to Restore all your Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars:
  • Open Tasker
  • Go in Settings (3 dots menu)
  • Select "Data"
  • Select "Restore"
  • Select the desired backup.xml file to restore
  • Hit Enter
  • Done
Everything in your Tasker app will be overwritten by this backup, unsaved items will be lost

How to Export one of your Profile, Task, Scene & Var (e.g: to send it to a friend)
  • Open Tasker
  • If you want to export a Profile, tap and hold that profile until its highlighted
  • Go in settings (3 dots menu)
  • Select Export
  • Select XML to SD
  • Your profile is saved to /sdcard/Tasker/profiles/<your_profile_name>.xml
  • Done
Exporting a Profile will not Export its associated Tasks/Scenes/Vars, everything must be done individually.
Tasks, Scenes and Vars are exported the same way except that they are saved at
/sdcard/Tasker/task/<your_tasks_name>.xml
/sdcard/Tasker/scenes/<your_scenes_name>.xml
/sdcard/Tasker/vars/<your_vars_name>.xml

How to Import Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars (e.g: import a friend's profile/task or one you have found on the internet)
  • Open Tasker
  • If you want to import a profile, go in the Profiles page
  • Tap on the Profiles tab
  • Select Import
  • select your <profile_name>.xml file
  • Done
Tasks, Scenes and Vars are imported the same way

You know, there is no such thing like "Select Restore
Select the desired backup.xml file to restore"
A toast tells you there is no file to restore. Mine is in the download folder...
 

thejackalsmark

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Jul 12, 2010
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You know, there is no such thing like "Select Restore
Select the desired backup.xml file to restore"
A toast tells you there is no file to restore. Mine is in the download folder...

Try putting a copy of your backup.xml file in:

/sdcard/Tasker/configs/user/

as per:

"This will backup everything from your Tasker app. in a xml file located at /sdcard/Tasker/configs/user/"

That's where the app is searching for your backup.xml file. Not in your download folder. ?

Sent from my Galaxy S8 using XDA Labs
 

MWolf94

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Feb 17, 2018
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I needed to reset my phone to factory settings as an attempt to fix some phone issues. I backed up my tasker twice, one as backup.xml and again as backup2.xml just to be safe. After resetting my phone and installing tasker, I restored with backup.xml. None of my profiles or tasks showed up. I restarted the phone and they still weren't there. I tried the same steps with the backup2.xml.

Has anyone had this issue? It took hours to set everything up the first time, I was really counting on the backups.
 

cesarjhony

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Feb 24, 2018
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I find a workaround.

I needed to reset my phone to factory settings as an attempt to fix some phone issues. I backed up my tasker twice, one as backup.xml and again as backup2.xml just to be safe. After resetting my phone and installing tasker, I restored with backup.xml. None of my profiles or tasks showed up. I restarted the phone and they still weren't there. I tried the same steps with the backup2.xml.

Has anyone had this issue? It took hours to set everything up the first time, I was really counting on the backups.

I had same issue, save your backup file in another forder, preferably in microsd, then open Tasker >> data >> restore >> touch in up arrow until you see microsd, and find your file, then restore it.
 

Sedhadi

Member
Aug 4, 2014
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How to Backup all your Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars:
  • Open Tasker
  • Go in Settings (3 dots menu)
  • Select "Data"
  • Select "Backup"
  • Enter the backup name <name>.xml
  • Hit Enter
  • Done
This will backup everything from your Tasker app. in a xml file located at /sdcard/Tasker/configs/user/


Can't this be done automatically? I mean I wanna backup my profiles and tasks regularly (Please don't suggest UI interaction)
 

titou43

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Oct 16, 2015
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Can't this be done automatically? I mean I wanna backup my profiles and tasks regularly (Please don't suggest UI interaction)

Hi
I'm interested to by the function backup auto...

Since 3 weeks I try to root my S9 without success and so between two tests I remake restoration
 

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    How to Backup all your Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars:
    • Open Tasker
    • Go in Settings (3 dots menu)
    • Select "Data"
    • Select "Backup"
    • Enter the backup name <name>.xml
    • Hit Enter
    • Done
    This will backup everything from your Tasker app. in a xml file located at /sdcard/Tasker/configs/user/

    How to Restore all your Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars:
    • Open Tasker
    • Go in Settings (3 dots menu)
    • Select "Data"
    • Select "Restore"
    • Select the desired backup.xml file to restore
    • Hit Enter
    • Done
    Everything in your Tasker app will be overwritten by this backup, unsaved items will be lost

    How to Export one of your Profile, Task, Scene & Var (e.g: to send it to a friend)
    • Open Tasker
    • If you want to export a Profile, tap and hold that profile until its highlighted
    • Go in settings (3 dots menu)
    • Select Export
    • Select XML to SD
    • Your profile is saved to /sdcard/Tasker/profiles/<your_profile_name>.xml
    • Done
    Exporting a Profile will not Export its associated Tasks/Scenes/Vars, everything must be done individually.
    Tasks, Scenes and Vars are exported the same way except that they are saved at
    /sdcard/Tasker/task/<your_tasks_name>.xml
    /sdcard/Tasker/scenes/<your_scenes_name>.xml
    /sdcard/Tasker/vars/<your_vars_name>.xml

    How to Import Profiles, Tasks, Scenes & Vars (e.g: import a friend's profile/task or one you have found on the internet)
    • Open Tasker
    • If you want to import a profile, go in the Profiles page
    • Tap on the Profiles tab
    • Select Import
    • select your <profile_name>.xml file
    • Done
    Tasks, Scenes and Vars are imported the same way
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    You know, there is no such thing like "Select Restore
    Select the desired backup.xml file to restore"
    A toast tells you there is no file to restore. Mine is in the download folder...

    Try putting a copy of your backup.xml file in:

    /sdcard/Tasker/configs/user/

    as per:

    "This will backup everything from your Tasker app. in a xml file located at /sdcard/Tasker/configs/user/"

    That's where the app is searching for your backup.xml file. Not in your download folder. ?

    Sent from my Galaxy S8 using XDA Labs
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