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  • #35777

    Solmors
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    So I started this a couple months ago, got to Season 3, but then had to stop for a while. I figured I would start fresh again, so I deleted my old Anki folders, and installed Anki 2.

    I have run into a problem. In Anki 1, when you click on a deck, you simply go to File>Import and select the deck. The new cards from the imported deck will now be part of the existing deck.

    In Anki 2 however, when you do the same thing, it imports it as its own deck. I have not yet found a way to import cards from one deck into an existing deck.

    Has anyone else had this problem? Anyone solved it?

    Thanks.

    #35821

    Erik
    Member

    Hey there, William.

    It appears  that Anki did in fact change it’s import behavior in the new version. In order to get the additional decks to import into an already existing deck, I’ve had to rename the files so that it matches the existing deck. Make sure to change the media folder too, and everything should be fine.

    #35831

    Phillip
    Member

    Dear Erik.

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you  thank youuuuuuuu!!!!

    ありがとうございます!!!!

    Have I expressed my thanks? I’ll try this next time I need to import something.

    #35868

    durub
    Member

    You can also move the cards from the imported deck to your “normal” deck.

    To do this, open the card browser, select the cards you want to move and click on the sixth button in the top. Select which deck you want to move to and it’s done.

    That’s the method I use, but I guess either works, so use whichever you find better/easier.

    #36233

    Dan
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    Another thing you can do: On the “decks screen” after you imported the deck, you can simply drag and drop the newly imported deck on top of another deck (eg. TextFugu Vocab) and it will be considered a “sub-deck” of this deck. You can then either study the TextFugu Vocab deck and it will make you go through the deck itself + all sub-decks, or you can study each sub-deck individually.

    #37353

    dratcat
    Member

    That’s a really good feature – I wish Anki had had it when I first started studying, however! Because I’ve already consolidated all those little piecemeal Anki decks from TextFugu into the one big deck the way it was done before the 2.0 upgrade, whenever I add new decks using the drag-and-drop method you described above, of course I only get sub-decks for the newer stuff and not the stuff I downloaded from TextFugu before the Anki upgrade. Practically speaking, it’s not all that bad, because I have all the earlier stuff nailed down to the extent that I won’t ever really need to go back to those little (now consolidated) “sub-decks” individually…but aesthetically, seeing nothing from before “Basic Nouns 3″ under my Vocab deck makes me cry inside a little. (“Why can’t I have Basic Nouns 1 and 2 as sub-decks too? Boohoohoohoo…”)

    For that reason, I’m sticking with the slightly more labour-intensive method described in post #35868: importing the cards as a new deck, opening the deck in the card browser and moving them to the “home” Vocab deck that I use. Even though I would like to have the sub-deck functionality, I’m so preoccupied with order that I’d need to have it for all of the decks I’ve downloaded rather than just the ones I downloaded after the Anki 2.0 upgrade. I can’t think of any way to do that without re-downloading all of the little TextFugu decks and losing all my scheduling and review data. I’m not even out of Season 2 yet and that would still be more trouble than it’s worth…

    *sigh* There’s always going to be a little pain with a big upgrade like that was…still happy I upgraded though. The sync feature is way better than it was, now that merging syncs are possible and now that I can sync the sound files to Anki on my iPhone without having to use Dropbox… :)

    #43990

    Hey guys I have found a really easy way :) just import the deck normally then drag and drop it onto the deck you want to add it to :)

    #43994

    Aikibujin
    Member

    Did you notice the last post in this thread was two years ago?

    #43998

    My bad I didn’t realise :) but it could help future users !

    #44000

    Aikibujin
    Member

    Hai

    #47674

    Gamera
    Member

    Good i found this thread because the textbook still says “File>Import” whould put them together…
    I tryed that and played with options, nope nothing.
    Its PURE horror that the textbook isnt up to date. I mean the “anki-how-to-do” links pop up in every vocab/kanji/sentence section and then the they are wrong…

    Btw: I drag and drop them but after a while the sync takes sooo long because you have sooo much decks (or sub decks in this chase). Even a warnings pops up: You have too much decks

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 11 months ago by  Gamera.
    #47725

    @Gamera: I guess(/hope) that is because they’re currently working on the new EtoEto version and neglect updating the current version in favore of the new one.

    #47815

    weakman54
    Member

    I know this is a really old post, but for all of you that try subdecks, try not to! The Anki manual have a good explanation of why and how: http://ankisrs.net/docs/manual.html#using-decks-appropriately

    #48065

    B.
    Member

    You can also move the cards from the imported deck to your “normal” deck.

    To do this, open the card browser, select the cards you want to move and click on the sixth button in the top. Select which deck you want to move to and it’s done.

    That’s the method I use, but I guess either works, so use whichever you find better/easier.

    Thank you so much for this. Dearly appreciated!

    #49901

    This forum helped me figure it out, but it took some fiddling. If anyone needs clearer instructions:
    1. download your new deck and unzip it
    2. in Anki, go to file > import and import your new deck
    3. on the main Anki screen, there should be “Decks” “Add” and “Browse,” select “Browse”
    4. a new window should pop up, on the left side there should be a list of your decks/tags and such, select the deck you just downloaded and do select all (command + a on macs) to highlight all of the cards within that deck
    5. click on “Change Deck,” which is at the top of the window along with “add” “info” “mark” “suspend” etc., and choose the deck to move those cards you selected to, click on “Move Cards”
    6. you’re done! Now just delete the now empty deck you imported because all of the cards from that deck were moved to the one you selected

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