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Restore from automatic backups

Savings makes automatic backup of your data periodically. Here is how to access them and restore them if you need to.

  1. Open Savings, make sure iCloud is turned off in Preferences. Quit Savings.
  2. Open Finder, click the Go menu, and select “Go to Folder…”
  3. Copy and paste the following text into the text field, then click “Go”: ~/Library/Containers/com.savingsapp.Savings/Data/Library/
  4. You should see a Backups folder, in there are backups named by date and time. You can double click to unzip one and see the content within it.
  5. Inside the Application Support folder, you also see a folder named “Savings”. This contains your database. Rename this folder to something like “Savings_original”, and replace it with the backup folder you unziped in the previous step. Rename the backup folder to “Savings”.
  6. Now open Savings. You should see the restored data. If the restored data doens’t contain the data you want, you can repeat steps 4 and 5 until you see the data you want.
  7. If you have chosen a restored data, and if you have turned off iCloud in step 1, follow the “Reset iCloud Sync” section in this article to reset iCloud data and re-enable sync. If you don’t do this, iCloud will still have data from your original database.
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