When switching from Day One Classic (v1) to Day One 2.0, there are two main options for importing your data: syncing or local importing.

Syncing

If you've been using Day One Sync in Day One Classic, you can simply log in to your account, and your data will download. Depending upon the size of your journal, it is recommended you use a Wi-Fi Internet connection. If using a cellular connection for your data transfer, be sure to check your carrier's transfer limits and fees before initiating your journal data download.

Local Importing

iOS

Importing from Welcome Screens

Local importing is available when both Classic and 2.0 are installed on the same device.

  1. When initially installing Day One 2.0, you'll see the following screen:

2. Tap the Import button. You'll see a progress bar.
3. After the import is complete, your newly imported data will appear in a journal titled Journal. If you've imported a journal previously, or already have a journal titled Journal, your imported data may appear in a journal titled Journal followed by a number.

Importing from Settings

  1. Go to Day One > Settings > Import / Export and tap Import from Day One Classic.

2. You will be prompted if you would like to import your journal. Tap Import. You'll see a progress indicator.
3. After the import is complete, your newly imported data will appear in a journal titled Journal. If you've imported a journal previously, or already have a journal titled Journal, your imported data may appear in a journal titled Journal followed by a number.

Mac

Importing from Welcome Screens

  1. Click the Import button on the import screen. You'll see a progress bar.
  2. After the import is complete, your newly imported data will appear in a journal titled Journal. If you've imported a journal previously, or already have a journal titled Journal, your imported data may appear in a journal titled Journal followed by a number.

Importing from File Menu

  1. Go to File > Import and click Day One Classic.

2. You will be prompted if you would like to import your journal. Click Import. You'll see a progress bar.
3. After the import is complete, your newly imported data will appear in a journal titled Journal. If you've imported a journal previously, or already have a journal titled Journal, your imported data may appear in a journal titled Journal followed by a number.

Importing Day One Classic Data Container

A Journal.dayone data container file is used in Day One Classic as the primary data source. It is also included in Mac backups. If you would like to import the entries included in this container, follow these steps:

  1. Drag the Journal.dayone data container file to the Day One App icon in the Mac OS X Dock.
  2. Click the Import button.
  3. Click the OK button.

Using the Auto-import Folder

If you have .doentry files and their accompanying photos you'd like to import, follow these instructions:

  1. In Finder, click Go, then click Go to Folder....
  2. Paste this path in the field that appears: /Users/[YOUR USER NAME HERE]/Library/Group Containers/5U8NS4GX82.dayoneapp2/Data/Auto Import/Default Journal.dayone in Finder then click the Go button.
  3. Control-click the Default Journal.dayone package, then click Show Package Contents in the contextual menu.
  4. You will find an entries and photos folder. Drag your .doentry files into the entries folder and your photos into the photos folder.
  5. Day One will create automatically create your entries within a few seconds. If it does not, quit and re-open Day One.
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