[digiKam-users] Moving Digikam to a new PC

Daniel Bauer linux at daniel-bauer.com
Mon Oct 11 13:50:12 BST 2021

Am 11.10.21 um 14:14 schrieb Torstein Hall:
> I will have a new PC, arriving  tomorrow evening.
> Suggestions for the smartest way to move digikam, photos and digikam 
> database  will be highly appreciated.

I use the SQlite database and my last move I did like this:

- install digikam on the new PC
- copy the digikam settings file to the new computer in the correct 
location (in my case /home/daniel/.config/digikamrc, but it depends on 
your system)
- open digikam and adjust the paths for the database and the root-album 
in the settings
- close digikam
- copy the database files (overwriting the newly generated ones) to the 
new destination
- copy all image directories and files to the new destination

This worked for me several times. Wait a little bit if somebody sees 
something I have forgotten or has a better way :-)

Daniel Bauer photographer Basel Málaga

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