Images and backup files

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    Marcin

    Hi Frank,

    Any update regarding backup of images and attachments?

    Best,
    Marcin

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    Charles Waterfield

    I'm the one who asked the original question.  I have 370 images in my WorkFlowy, and few of them have backup image files. So what I'm doing (until Frank gets us the feature) is searching for has:image. I then print to file as a PDF in landscape at 70% scale so the right side of the images doesn't get clipped off.

    If I lose my WF file (which I never have in 10 years) it  would be a laborious process to clip out all those images and paste them back in again. But... better than losing them.

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    Charles Waterfield

    I asked the original question 2 years ago. This seems to not be happening, which is a shame, and more than a bit nerve-wracking.

    Lots of great new features being added to WorkFlowy, but helping us be able to recover hundreds of images embedded in our files is higher on my list than many of those new features....

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    Joel Stocker

    Best thing I can think of to do for now is insert a hashtag to find all image files and put them under one search page result, then download the images or save the search page results as a PDF.

    Other tags could be added to indicate what page each image is embedded in, in case you need to re-add images--the embedding pages would all be there in the #image tag search results via those other, adjacent tags.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Charles,

    Absolutely! We are going to be looking at options moving forward for the backup of images and documents. It's an ongoing conversation that the team is having and we realize that it is essential.

    Just one detail as to the current dynamic... if you delete an outline with documents and images, they can still be restored from our end... but if you click on the image options menu and delete, it is immediately exponged from our servers.

     

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    Charles Waterfield

    Much appreciated, Frank. I fully expected that if the option wasn't there yet, you would have it in the pipeline. WF is my favorite software of all time!

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    Artur

    Hi Frank,

    Any update regarding backup of images and attachments?

    Best,
    Artur

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Artur,

    I have brought this up several times with the team in team meetings... I will continue to do so.

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    Artur

    Ok, because without support of backuping files, the feature backup in general became a little bit useless. At least for me, because I have a lot of valuable files (like diagrams and sketches) connected to my notes.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    100% understood!

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    Artur

    Hi Frank,

    Any update regarding backup of images and attachments?

    Best,
    Artur

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    I have been pressing the team on this lately. I will continue!

    Internal reference

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    Artur

    Hi Frank,

    Is there any update regarding the backup of images and attachments?

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    Artur

    Any updates?

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    Sander Kooijmans

    Any news on this request? Without an easy way to export everything, including images, I don't dare to add images.

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    Passamonti Ubaldo

    +1. Not being able to easily recover images/documents from the web  means I can no more use Workflowy as my PKM. It's a pity. Workflowy is otherwise absolutely beautiful.

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    Luigi Bonini

    Hi, any news on this front?

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    Luigi Bonini

    Nice idea Joel, I will try it out (the pdf idea, even if the resolution of the images won't be as the one of the embedded images).

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