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Export (or backup) Lists Both custom lists and smart lists can be exported from ComicRack™. There are a number of reasons why you’d want to export a list: first, you could export the list to import it into another ComicRack™ installation (like your laptop). Second, you can export a list to put it online, or email it to a friend, for example.

Exporting basics Exporting lists only backs up the information related to the list; exporting lists doesn’t backup your comic books. The list is exported as .CBL (which is a modified XML format) or plain .XML format, which allows to display information in a simple way, which can then be used by any application, even outside ComicRack™. Backup your exported lists in a safe location: since the exported list file is plain text, it takes very little space. As a rule of thumb, you should always have at least one backup at a remote location: either a geographically different, like a relative’s house or your office, or virtually different, like an email or FTP server. This way, if your house burns down, you will still have your exported lists to console yourself (provided you also backed up your comic book collection!).

I am looking out for good lists. Can you export some of yours?

Here’s a look at the XML of an example exported list. This excerpt displays the most meaningful “fields” of information related to comic books in ComicRack™; you will recognize them from the Details tab of the Info dialog.

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Right-click on any list (custom list or smart list) in the sidebar and select the export reading list option. Alternatively, you can select the list and use the Ctrl+Shift+C keyboard combo.

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Browse through the export reading list window to a location of your choice and click Save.

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600Wpmpo. The ComicRack manual : for ComicRack 0.9.142 and beyond / by 600Wpmpo. -- 5th ed. p. cm. Includes index. 1. Computer software 2....

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