# Creating backups
Backups are inter-compatible between Tachiyomi versions, with a few exceptions listed under forks information.
Backups can hold the following information:
- Read chapters
- Tracking settings
- Reading history
Restoring is done from thesettings. To restore without issues be sure to:
- Install all the that were installed at the time of the backup.
- Log into the services that you use.
- Log into MangaDex using WebView as explained here.
- You're able to access all the sources through the WebView.
- Be on a consistent internet connection.
# Transferring downloads
You can transfer downloaded manga chapters from one version of Tachiyomi to another.
You can do this by going to→ → and then set the download directory to that of the download folder of your old Tachiyomi, then restore the backup.
# Turning on auto-backups
It is highly recommended you turn on auto backups, this will ensure you can recover if need be.
You can do this by going to→ → and then setting a backup frequency. In the case of a catastrophic failure, at least you will be able to recover.
# Forks information
This fork can only restore MangaDex entries in a backup. If there are entries from other sources that are a part of that backup then they will not transfer.
# TachiyomiAZ, and TachiyomiEH
These two forks have some built-in extensions, namely: E-Hentai, Hitomi.la, and nHentai.
Titles in these extensions on these two forks will not be restored when restoring a backup made by these forks to standard Tachiyomi. It is possible to restore titles to these two forks, but it is not possible to back them up out of these forks.