How to bring in images captured by someone else in my library

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My colleague has captured images in Snagit & I want to bring them in my Snagit library. What is the best way to go about doing this? He has emailed me a file with snagarchive extension. Can I save this file in separate folder in my Snagit library? Will that overwrite my library images?
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deepti.tulpule

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Joe Lewinski

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I'm pretty sure if you just drop them in your default directory (e.g. : C:\Users\____\AppData\Local\TechSmith\Snagit\DataStore), they'll just show up in your tray.  I think creating a separate folder within your library folder will just lead to issues.

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Joe Lewinski

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Oops,  I misread your message. I was thinking of dropping files with a "*.snag" extension, NOT an actual archive file, in which davidlambert below is correct.
Sorry, my appologies!
THANKS davidlambert!
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davidlambert

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A snagarchive is a backup file and I believe importing it into your Snagit would overwrite the default datastore file.
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JL1

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Well, then, how about saving the content of the datastore file elsewhere, importing the shafarchives file, and then copying back the original files?
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Joe Lewinski

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I'm beginning to think that the best solution would be to have your friend just copy the files that are in the DataStore directory. ZIP (if they're large) them and share them with the easiest method available to both of you. That way you could just drop them into your DataStore directory.
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Hi deepti.tulpule,

You definitely do not want to restore the .snagarchive file your colleague sent you -- unless you're OK with deleting your personal datastore, which contains all of your captures, videos, etc. ;)

I'd recommend having your colleague use Snagit's Batch Convert function to export the desired files, then zip the files for sending along to you.

I hope this helps!

Nick


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deepti.tulpule

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Thank you Nicholas, David & Joe for your replies. I agree with all of you. It looks as if the solution is  to copy the files in my library as Joe has said.