Importing an Existing Project

The following project types can be imported:

VersionFile Type
Version 9Project Bundle
Version 8Project bundle
Version 7Transfer bundle or copy bundle
Version 6 and olderCopy bundle
Project Exchange formatQDPX

Exported projects from the Ipad or Android apps can also be imported. ATLAS.ti Cloud projects can currently not be imported into the desktop version.

How to Import Projects

If you just started ATLAS.ti,

Select the Import Project option on the right-hand side of the opening screen.
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If ATLAS.ti is already open,

Select File > New and from there the Import Project option.


  • You have the option to rename the project before importing. This is useful for team project work and if you do not want to overwrite an existing version.

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  • If the project that you are importing already exists in your library, you have the choice to either overwrite the existing project with the version you are importing, or whether you want to rename the project that you are importing.

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If the project contains Linked Media Files

If the project contains linked media files, and the files have not been included in the bundle, you can relink them. This requires that you have a copy of the file on your computer, or a file that is accessible on an external drive or server.

In the example shown below, the source for document 23 is a video that is available in the library. The source for document 26 is a linked video and needs to be relinked in order for it to be displayed in ATLAS.ti:

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You can also decide not to relink the files at this stage and proceed with importing the files. The linked multimedia documents are still listed under Documents, but you cannot load them. They will appear gray in the Document Manager.

If you double-click on a multimedia file that is not available, ATLAS.ti gives you the option to repair the link. This means, you point ATLAS.ti to the folder where the multimedia file is stored, so that it can be relinked to your project.

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