Can I transfer my Memtime Data to a new device (macOS)?

Your Memtime Data and captured activities are stored in a database locally on your device. This database can be manually transferred to a new or different device.


Attention! We do not officially support this process at the moment. Please, be careful as you handle your data because copying and transferring your Memtime files might lead to data loss.

The safest way to copy your data is having your Memtime App completely turned off.

You can always book a call with us here and we will help you through this process.

One of the best things about Memtime is that it keeps your data save on your device where only you can access it. 


To learn more about how Memtime tracks your data click here


You can easily find your Memtime data on your device, copy it and paste it on the same place of your new or different device. 

To transfer your Memtime data to a new device do the following:


  1.  Download Memtime on the new computer ( and then install, start and configure it. This article shows how to configure Memtime. 
  2. Quit Memtime completely by clicking on the small Memtime icon in the app bar  (right-click on the Memtime icon, then select "Quit Memtime").

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  3. Completely quit Memtime on the old computer as well, and navigate to the Memtime data folder on the old device.
    In order to get to the folder containing the databases, open your Terminal: 

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    There, paste open ~/Library/Application\ Support and then click on the Enter key. 

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  4. The Application Support will open, and there you will be able to find a folder called memtime

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  5. Within the memtime folder, you will find another one called user. Open it.
    1. First, copy the file called core.db and paste it in the same spot in the new device. It contains all of your Captured Activities. 
    2. Then, copy the folder with an alphanumeric name and paste it in the same spot in the new device as well. It contains your user settings and time entries.  

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  6. You can now run Memtime in your new device and find your old data there. 

The Data files are not bound to the operating system. You can transfer your macOS data to a Windows or Linux device as well. 


In the following video, you will find step by step guide of the process: