GoodReader 4 migration assistant step 1

GoodReader 4 migration assistant step 1: Go to settings and tap on 'Migrate from Goodreader 3'.

GoodReader 4 migration assistant step 1:
Go to settings and tap on
‘Migrate from Goodreader 3’.

36 replies
  1. Norm
    Norm says:

    I just downloaded Goodreader 4. Settings does not appear to have a ‘Migrate from Goodreader 3’ line, though I have Gr 3.19.2 on my iPad.

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  2. azimannasir
    azimannasir says:

    im using ios8 now and my goodreader is updated to the latest. however i restored ipad to recover my old data, and the current goodreader4 i have does not have the option to Migrate from Goodreader 3, (i have both goodreader 3 (version 3.19.2)and goodreader 4 in my ipad). I dont see an option to update goodreader 3 any more

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  3. Charles Carter
    Charles Carter says:

    I had to go to settings in my OLD Goodreader (V3.xx), where a bar similar to that in your illustration offers to migrate to Goodreader 4. No such bar in settings in V4 on my iOS 9 device. I don’t know what old version Goodreader, just that data is said to migrate from Goodreader 3.
    SO, if original instructions above fail/ cannot be carried out, open your old Goodreader, check settings and see if there’s an option to ‘Migrate to Goodreader $4 at the bottom as in the illustration above.

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  4. Imma Grobbelaar
    Imma Grobbelaar says:

    I have just updated my iPad with the latest IOS and fir sine or other reason I cannot open my Goidreader 3 now so how do I migrate all my files from GoodReader 3 to GoodReader 4?

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    • Robson
      Robson says:

      Same in here, and I get files from many years on GoodReader, it’s ashame that we buy an app and the company who makes it has so few attention to the customers files, what Indeed is the point to sell an app like this.

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    • Razak
      Razak says:

      I am in the same boat … I can’t get access to all my files in goodreader 3? anyone have resolved this..appreciate if you could share your experience..thanks

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  5. Marie
    Marie says:

    The transfer by ITunes is possible : copy files from GoodReader 3 to desktop and then from desktop to GoodReader 4

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    • Jack-0-
      Jack-0- says:

      Already on ios11 before finding that GR3 isn’t working. I tried the usbtransfer tool but i don’t see any files under my account. Is there a trick to it?

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      • catrionapotts
        catrionapotts says:

        I downloaded the tool, unzipped it, connected my iPad (with GR3 and GR4 already installed), launched the tool and my files were there (in the folder called My documents). I couldn’t copy them from GR3 to GR4: I copied them to the desktop and then to GR4 (always in My documents). A little time-consuming but effective.

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  6. North
    North says:

    Hey, GoodReader makers, why give your users the middle finger? I buy your new app and no file transfer? Refund and find an app created by people who aren’t jerks.

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  7. Paul
    Paul says:

    Catrionapotts…did you the usb you refer to with your computer, or did you somehow transfer the files on the same iPad? Sorry to be thick! Would appreciate your help.

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    • catrionapotts
      catrionapotts says:

      You have to use your computer in order to transfer your files on the same iPad (at least I had to). I downloaded the tool, unzipped it, connected my iPad (with GR3 and GR4 already installed), launched the tool and my files were there (in the folder called My documents). I couldn’t copy them from GR3 to GR4: I copied them to the desktop and then to GR4 (always in My documents). A little time-consuming but effective. Hope this helps.

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  8. Paul
    Paul says:

    Does it make a difference if one’s iPad is backed up in iCloud…can one down load the contents of Goodreader 3 into Goodreader 4 that way?

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  9. Rolo
    Rolo says:

    No problem using the Migration Assistant in GoodReader 3. ‘Arse about face’ process, but it works well. Had to delete the contents of each folder, but not a big issue in my case with just 14 folders. Great storage system.

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  10. Esha
    Esha says:

    Can someone tell me how to transfer files from goodreader 3.21 on my iPad to my computer? I downloaded the goodreader usb app on my comp and then connected my ipad with the comp, and started the goodreader usb app. but what I see is the mirror of ipad on the PC. dragging and dropping the files on the right most box of the app is not working. dragging is not working at all. how to copy my files from goodreader 3 into comp using goodreader usb?

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    • CK
      CK says:

      On GoodReadUSB, I was able to drag the files/folders on my old goodreader FROM the right most box TO my Window’s desktop. I then dragged the files back to the new version of goodreader.

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  11. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    Same issue here. Goodreader 3 stops working – tells me to buy Goodreader 4. Fair enough. Go the App Store, clearly mentions a migration button in the blurb so thought it would be easy and paid the money. But nope. Can’t find the Migration Button anywhere. False claims. They need to put this button back on the app, as promised in the description on the App Store. Not sure how to solve this now.

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  12. Pien
    Pien says:

    Also having trouble fixing all of this, I absolutely NEED to get those files back! If anyone has found a solution, please share!
    thanks

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  13. Darrell K. Walker
    Darrell K. Walker says:

    GoodReader support (v.4.12.1, iPad)

    BTW, 139118 is a mistaken re-send of case#138850 11/23/2017 below.

    Anyone looking at this ?

    Hi,

    Wanted to update my iPad from ios 10.3.3 to 11.
    Installed were Goodreader 3 populated & 4 unpopulated.
    MOVED my iPad’s Goodreader 3 data to Goodreader 3’s iCloud folder.
    Goodreader 3 data automagically synced in iCloud folders of my Goodreader 4 apps on both my iPad and iPhone.
    Deleted Goodreader 3 app from iPad (wasn’t installed on iPhone),
    in hopes of associating “ghttp” with Goodreader 4 instead of 3.

    This was the simplistic migration plan I desired since all my Goodreader 3 files were downloads from Safari via “ghttp”.
    But, “ghttp” no longer works on the iPad (seems to still be assigned to Goodreader 3).
    I tried “Bookmark” and removing then re-adding Goodreader 4 from the app store to the iPad but,
    no love.

    Please advise.

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  14. David
    David says:

    Tried the usb method using extracted i tunes method but neither worked. A total waste of time. Feel that this company should be a top candidate for a class action suit as many cannot retrieve their documents .

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