Export / Import

Your data in GQueues is stored securely on Google servers so data loss should not be a concern. However, if you want to backup your queues to a file locally you can do so with the export feature.


Export All Your Queues

To export all of your queues (everything in My Queues and your Inbox) go to the Import / Export tab in Settings.

Click Export to GQueues Backup CSV and wait for the file to be generated.

Click Download GQueues Backup CSV and choose where you want to save the file.



Your queues are now saved to a CSV file which you can use to import back into GQueues if ever needed.

You can also view the data in the CSV file by opening it in a spreadsheet program such as Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel.

NOTE: Opening the file as a spreadsheet may cause formatting changes to the data which will prevent it from being used to import your queues back into GQueues. It is recommended you make a copy of the file before opening it as a spreadsheet.


Export a Single Queue

To export a single queue open the queue's menu and choose Export....

You can choose between two export formats: GQueues Backup CSV and Human-readable CSV

GQueues Backup CSV

Choose this option if, at some point, you want to import the queue back into a GQueues account (your own or another person's).



This option is useful if you want to transfer ownership of a queue to someone else. You can export the queue, send the backup file to the person, and they can import the queue into their account. Once imported, you can then delete the original queue from your account.

Human-readable CSV

Choose this option if you want to open the exported file in Excel or Google Sheets to view or manipulate the data.

This exports the queue in a simplified format that should be easier for you to read, but the file cannot be used to import back into GQueues.



Import Queues from a Backup

If you have exported all your queues or exported a single queue as a GQueues Backup CSV you can import that data back into your account, or into another person's account.

To import queues from a backup file go to the Import / Export tab in Settings.

Next, click the Browse... or Choose File button to locate the backup file. The backup file name will start with gqueues_backup_ (unless you changed it since exporting).

Once the file is chosen, click the Import button.

The categories, queues, and tasks in the file will be added to your GQueues account.

NOTE: The imported data will NOT replace any existing data already in the account.


Import from Google Tasks

If you used Google Tasks in the past you can import your data from Google Tasks into GQueues.

NOTE: This is a one-time import of your Google Tasks data. GQueues does NOT sync back and forth with Google Tasks since Google Tasks lacks so many features available in GQueues such as due times, tags, reminders, repeating tasks and assignments.

To import from Google Tasks go to GQueues Settings -> Import / Export and click Import from Google Tasks.

You will be prompted to allow GQueues to view the data in your Google Tasks account.

Click Accept to continue.

GQueues will import all the lists and tasks from Google Tasks, including your completed tasks.

Your imported lists and tasks will appear in a category named Google Tasks Import.

You can move these queues to other categories and re-organize as desired.