Questions tagged [import]

In terms of computer data, import is the automated input of data from one system into another system that must be translated from one format to another via a machine process.

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Stop excel from converting copy-pasted number/text values to date

I'm copy-pasting some data from html table into excel. But excel automatically converts some text or number values to date! When I change the format, the number is perversed, the number is something ...
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How do you change default delimiter in the Text Import in Excel?

I want to import a CSV file to Excel. The CSV file has comma separated data (go figure), but the delimiter in the Text Import Wizard is set to "Tab" by default. How can I change the default to "Comma" ...
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Import e-mail via IMAP into GMail?

I thought GMail had a way to import mail from an old account. Searching a little bit, I found this post from 2009 regarding importing mail into GMail. However, there is no longer an "Accounts and ...
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Windows 7 will not install a root certificate

I have a web service that uses a self-signed certificate, so I need to install the certificate as a Trusted Root so that I can avoid all the security errors that having a self-signed certificate ...
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Where is VirtualBox's virtual hard disks repository?

A colleague shared a VirtualBox VM with me. When double clicking the VDI file, VirtualBox opens but I get a few errors (the errors were related to incorrect paths and UUIDs in the VBOX file). So I had ...
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Google Chrome: Import/Export Passwords?

I recently migrated from Windows7 to Kubuntu 10.0.4. In many ways, I'm loving the change. (I never knew it could be such a seemless process to write/test scripts!) One of the few things that is ...
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What's the simplest way to get .flac music files into iTunes?

I'm looking for a simple way to import .flac files into iTunes, so I can play them on my mac, and when I'm out, my iPhone, and I'm willing to be I'm not the first person to want to do this. What are ...
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How can you make Excel 2007 stop formatting large numbers as scientific notation?

Kind of the inverse of this question. I frequently download CSVs from outside sources as part of my programming work. I like to examine their data in Excel because, let's face it, Excel is an ideal ...
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How to change photo import settings in Windows 8

In Windows 7, you get a fair bit of control over how pictures are imported (e.g. when you connect a camera or SD card). Specifically, it lets you choose the folder structure that you'd like. For ...
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How can I import a PST file to Gmail?

I'm in the process of moving my email to Gmail. I used to use Outlook and I have a massive amount of email stored in various PST files (about 7GB worth). Ultimately I'd like to store this all in Gmail ...
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How to import/export VPN settings in Windows 7?

I have a VPN connection configured on my Windows 7 PC, and I'd like to export these settings to another computer. I could simply tell the other user which settings to use, but I don't want to share ...
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Importing an EPS vector file to Microsoft Word without losing quality

If I import an .eps picture to Microsoft Word as normal, the quality of the vector picture comes down (the image gets rasterised. In this case, the EPS was produced with the pgfplot package and ...
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gpg2 asking for passphrase when importing secret keys

I am trying to transfer my gpg secret keyring from gpg1 (1.4.21) to gpg2 (2.1.15) using gpg2 --import ~/.gnupg/secring.gpg gpg2 is asking for the passphrases of all the secret keys in the keyring. ...
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How to keep original image dimensions for images in Microsoft Word 2007?

When I'm importing images into a Word document, if the image is a small image like 100x100px, then the image is imported as something like 300x300, thus making it hideously blurry. This necessitates ...
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Increase size limit of data import from csv into Excel

I have a load of data in a csv file that I'm importing into Excel, most of it is fine, but one of my columns contains up to 1000 characters of data. Unfortunately, Excel has taken it upon itself to ...
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How do I get Excel to import a CSV file with commas in some of the content fields?

How do I get Excel to import my CSV file? File I have a file claiming to be CSV. It contains 10 fields, all of which are surrounded by double quotes (yes, even the dates and numbers.) 2 or 3 of these ...
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Excel CSV import treating quoted strings of numbers as numeric values, not strings

I've got a web application that is exporting its data to a CSV file. Here's one example row of the CSV file in question: 28,"65154",02/21/2013 00:00,"false","0316295","8316012,8315844","MALE" Since ...
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Transfer history from firefox to chrome?

This might sound like a silly question but i'd like to transfer all my history (specifically links i clicked on) from firefox to chrome. Is there an easy way to do that?
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How to import data in Excel from the clipboard as if it was in a text file?

Using Excel you can import data from a text file with a wizard available at -> Data -> From text. Is there a way of using the same wizard to import data coming from the clipboard without having to ...
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How do I import Microsoft Sticky Notes from Windows 7 to Windows 10

I know that Microsoft Sticky Notes are stored on Windows 10 in %AppData%\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe I have a StickyNotes.snt file from my Windows 7 computer. How do I ...
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Import passwords from LastPass to Firefox

I have Firefox 48 and Ubuntu 16.04. I'm migrating from LastPass to default Firefox Password Manager. I have exported my passwords with LastPass and it created a file (no extension, but I think it's ...
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How to transfer saved Firefox passwords into Google Chrome

I want to use Google Chrome more often but all my saved passwords are in Firefox. What's the easiest way to get them into Google Chrome?
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Stylish: How to import styles?

This query is about the Stylish addon for Firefox. How do I import my Stylish styles on one account/computer to another?
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New .gnupg directory: Import old secret keys into new install

I've reinstalled my OS (Ubuntu 16.04) and have an old .gnupg directory containing: gpg-agent.conf gpg-agent-info-<hostname> gpg.conf private-keys-v1.d pubring.gpg secring.gpg S.gpg-...
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Import Chrome bookmarks from previous installation

My Windows got corrupted and I had to reinstall. I had not synchronised Google Chrome, so I cannot get my previous bookmarks. I have the previous bookmark file (which is in JSON format, not HTML) but ...
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netsh wlan add profile not importing encrypted passphrase

I exported a wireless network connection profile from a Windows 7 machine correctly connected to a WiFi network with a WPA-TKIP passphrase. The exported xml file shows the correct settings and a ...
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File not found error with mysqlimport

I'm setting up a local database for gene annotation following the instructions on this page. They provide an .sql file to create some MySQL table structures (step 4) and several data files to populate ...
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download/export emails from webmail

I'm just switching my hosts and I want to move the emails from my accounts too. In order to have my current emails on the new host I want to download/export them and to import at the other host. In ...
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importing a outlook.pst file into thunderbird

trying to import my outlook.pst into thunderbird, but it seems my computer has to have outlook running on the computer to do this import. I have the outlook.pst file, can't I just point thunderbird ...
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Export Thunderbird filters to import them in gmail

is there a way to export message filters from Thunderbird and import them to gmail? I tried the "message filter import/export" add-on but gmail is not able to understand them.
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Importing first line of TXT files to a spreadsheet

I have 2000 txt files that I need to read the first line of (it should contain a person's name). Ideally I would have a spreadsheet/csv with FILENAME, FIRST LINE OF FILE
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OneNote: Import data from other sources?

In MS OneNote, is it possible to import data from other sources? (Like Google notebook, Evernote, etc?) If so, what are the steps to do this?
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Import Java Trusted Certificate to JRE

I need to install a certificate from a Java app to a lot of people. I want to use a one click program or batch file to import it as a Trusted Certificate(in Control Panel->Security->Certificate). Then ...
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How to reset the image import process

In Windows 7 (and probably also in Vista) there is a function to import images. I have tried that out but the result didn't satisfied me. So I deleted the imported images in the "Pictures" ...
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Is there an easy way to convert a Parallels disk to a VirtualBox disk?

The question has been asked before, but there appear to be no current solutions. I have a current version of Parallels 11, and a current version of VirtualBox 4.3. I have an existing Windows image in ...
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Export Passwords and Bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox

I want to move to Firefox from Chrome. Is there a simple way to export the saved passwords and bookmarks in Chrome and to import them into Firefox?
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Export/Import Windows XP wireless configs

About to rebuild my XP install and figured I'd see if there was a file or interface for collecting the configs for the built in Windows XP wireless manager. I've looked under the "advance settings" ...
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Picasa for Linux: doesn't it support video files?

I'm just switching from Windows to Linux. I'm glad to see that Picasa is also available (v3.0 beta), but doesn't Picasa on Linux support video files? This official help page doesn't mention Linux... ...
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Import contacts from MS exchange to Address Book

Does anyone know how to import contacts from MS exchange to OSX Leopard Address book? I am able to get auto-complete in Mail for the email address stored in Exchange but I cannot import the contacts ...
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VM portability between VirtualBox versions (2.2.4/4.x)

I know that a VirtualBox VM can run on different hardware, but this doesn't help me because in my case the platform doesn't change (Linux). I'd rather like to upgrade VirtualBox from 2.2.4 to 4.x. ...
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Can I import OpenOffice.org settings into LibreOffice?

I'm considering migrating from OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice, and I want to make sure LibreOffice picks up all of the settings and customizations I've made. Will LibreOffice read the user profile ...
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Import data into excel that doesn't use a line break as a row delimiter?

Is there any simple method that doesn't resort to macros whereby a plain text file or string can be imported into excel without using a line break as a row delimiter? Example 11,12,13;21,22,23;31,32,...
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Access or import an Outlook 2003 .pst file without Outlook

I have a 450 meg .pst file (MS Outlook 2003 backup file) saved from a PC before it crashed. I would like to break it up into its components i.e. Save attachments to folders on my PC Paste text-...
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Set CSV import default to UTF-8 in Calc

Every time I open a CSV (comma separated values) document in OpenOffice.org Calc I get a dialog with CSV preferences. The current default character set is "Eastern Europe (ISO-8859-2)". I would ...
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Can I import data from roboform 7 to lastpass without downgrade roboform to an earlier version?

According to LastPass's support : Roboform has changed their export function in version 7. For this reason, Roboform users who are interested in trying LastPass must downgrade to an earlier ...
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How can I 'align right' the results of Excel's “Text to Columns” feature?

If I am using the Text to Columns feature on the following data, using ";" as a delimiter: foo;bar;qux;baz;toast; quux;jam;beans; I'll end up with the results "left aligned" in the resulting ...
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Importing Text in Excel 2010 - Overwrite previous imports

I created a macro, using the recorder, to add a specific .txt file in my Excel file, using a specific shortcut key, in a specific area of the open excel file. However, I've got this problem: when I ...
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How can I import MP3 tracks/folders into Windows Media Player?

How can I import MP3 tracks/folders into Windows Media Player so that they appear in anything other than the 'Other' folder?
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Excel 2007 save import steps on csv file?

I have a csv file that constantly needs opened into Excel and then have the data copied over to a separate workbook. I find the process of having to click through all of the dialogs, setting the text ...
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Excel 2010 - Get CSV wizard to open by default

I'd like to set Excel 2010 to open the import wizard each time I double click on a CSV file rather than have Excel open the file without the wizard. Previous versions of Excel did this but 2010 ...

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