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How to Backup/Transfer Kodi(XBMC) with Addons and Settings

Updated on Dec 18, 2018 by Jean to PC Transfer

Summary:
Undoubtedly an easy Kodi backup and transfer tool is preferred while you are thinking about transferring Kodi with all configurations from one Kodi device to another. This page shares such a utility that facilitates Kodi users to back up or transfer Kodi setup, addons and settings without reinstallation in Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista.

Is it possible to copy Kodi setup from one PC to another? 

"Hey guys, I'm just wondering if anyone has had any luck with copying a whole Kodi setup from one PC to another. I've spent hours getting it right on one, and I don't feel like doing it again."

Under many circumstances, especially when we upgrade a Kodi device, we need to copy Kodi setup along with its add-ons and settings to the new place. How are you going to make it happen?

In general, experienced Kodi users would suggest a free way to manually copy and paste the Kodi setup folder from one PC to another PC, and then install it on your Kodi device.

Guide: How to Manually Transfer Kodi Setup and Settings from PC to PC

Step 1. On the PC you have Kodi installed, go to C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming.

Step 2. Now, use a removable USB flash drive to save the folder called "Kodi" within the path.

Step 3. On the new PC, go to C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming. Paste the "Kodi" folder you saved on the USB flash drive and let the new folder overwrite the earlier same folder if you got one.

By following the guide carefully, you ought to be able to load Kodi on the new PC and without losing the previous configuration and all add-ons.

Download Kodi Transfer Tool to Back Up/Transfer Kodi with Addons and Settings

The Kodi transfer method we provided above seems to be simple, and everyone can handle it. However, there are many failure cases, either. To tell the truth, if you're thinking about transferring Kodi with all configurations from one Kodi device to another, undoubtedly an easy Kodi transfer tool is preferred.

With EaseUS Todo PCTrans, users can achieve two goals.

  • Back up Kodi setup, add-ons, and settings and restore whenever you accidentally cleared data on Kodi or in case of Kodi device corruption.
  • Transfer/move/migrate Kodi application from one PC to another PC, or a USB flash drive and a memory card, etc.

It's a Windows easy transfer tool, thus to utilize the software to back up or transfer Kodi application across, you have to install it on both Windows PCs.

Following is the detailed guide on how to use EaseUS Todo PCTrans to create an image file of Kodi, the image of which contains everything you added to the app.

 

Step 1: Create an image file of the apps

1. Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans, go to "Image Transfer", and click "Start".

Back up the installed apps - Step 1

2. Go to "Create Image File" and click "Create".

Back up the installed apps - Step 2

3. Enter the name of the image file and click "Browse" to select the location you'd like to back up your apps to. ( An external storage device is preferable.)

Back up the installed apps - Step 3

4. Check "Applications" and click "Edit" to choose the specific apps you want to back up. Click "Create" to start making a backup image of your installed programs.

Back up the installed apps - Step 4

When the process to completes, continue with Step 2.

Step 2: Restore the apps from Todo PCTrans image

1. Copy the image file to your computer, launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans, go to "Image Transfer" and click the "Recover" button.

Restore the apps - Step 1

2. Click "Browse" to select the location of the image files, choose the correct file and click "Recover".

Restore the apps - Step 2

3. You can recover your apps selectively by clicking "Edit" and choosing the specific apps. After that, click "Recover" to start restoring the apps to your computer.

Restore the apps - Step 3

4. Wait for the process to finish.

5. When the recovering process has completed, click "Restart" to reboot your computer to make the transferred apps work. 

Restore the apps - Step 5

EaseUS Todo PCTrans also enables you to transfer Kodi data from PC to PC Directly with the "PC to PC" transfer mode.