Since Heredis 2015: How to Import and export a family tree in heredis for Android?

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Since Heredis 2015: How to Import and export a family tree in heredis for Android?

Import and export a family tree in Heredis for Android

Prerequisites

You must have at least:

  • Heredis 2015 for Windows version 15.3 or Mac 2015 version 4.2.0.
  • Android 4.0.3 or Later version

On your Android tablet or mobile from the Play Store, you must:

  • Enable Google Drive
  • Download and install the Heredis application for Android
  • Have enough internal memory to import your family tree.

To import your data file, you must have storage space equivalent to double the size of the file to import.

Import a family tree in Heredis for Android

1. Prepare your family tree for Android

Before you can copy your family tree from the Heredis format onto an Android device, you must prepare this family tree.
From your PC or Mac:

  • Launch Heredis
  • Open your family tree
  • Select the File menu – Prepare for – Heredis Android…

Heredis creates a compressed file recognizable by the application Heredis for Android.

  • Click Yes to start creating the file. It has the same name as the original file with the extension .hmwz
  • Heredis opens Explorer if you are on Windows, Finder if you are on Mac, showing you where to transfer the compressed file in Google Drive.

2. Copy a family tree prepared for Android in Google Drive

From your PC or Mac:

  • Launch your internet browser and go to the link drive.google.com
  • Sign in to your Google Account (Select or add the same account that is associated with the Play Store on your Android device)
  • Click on My Drive
  • Select the file prepared for Android (it has the .hmwz extension) from the Windows File Explorer or the Finder on Mac.

Drag it into your browser window in My Drive to copy it to your Google Drive account.

3. Import a family tree from Google Drive into Heredis for Android

From your Android tablet or mobile:
You can proceed in 2 ways:

1st solution:

  • Launch Heredis
  • Click the Home menu and select Import family tree.
  • Click the Continue button and select, in your Google drive account , family tree prepared for Android.

2nd solution:

  • Launch Google Drive
  • Click on the file to load
  • Click the Continue button

The Heredis for Android application will automatically open the file.

Note

If you transfer your file prepared for Android directly to the SD card of your Android device or another online storage application (Dropbox, OneDrive ….), the procedure to retrieve your family tree in Heredis for Android is identical.


Export an Android family tree in Heredis for Windows or Mac

You have modified your family tree on your Android device and you want to transfer your work onto your PC or your Mac.
From your Android tablet or mobile:

  • Launch Heredis
  • Open your family tree
  • Click on the menu icon
  • Click Export family tree
  • Click the Continue button
  • Choose a transfer mode (Google Drive, Dropbox …) and confirm the transfer.

Heredis creates a compressed file recognizable by the application Heredis for Windows or Mac. It bears the same name as your family tree with the .hmwsav extension.

From your PC or Mac :

  • Select the transferred file in the format .hmwsav and copy it onto your computer in the file containing your genealogical documents.
  • Double-click directly on this file.

The Heredis application launches automatically, decompresses your file and offers to save it.
After confirmation, navigate and find the modifications made to your file from your Android device.