Poedit v2.1 adde a built-in TMX format export/import feature. The method explained below is no longer necessary, simply use the Manage button under the Translation Memory settings.
Poedit stores its translation memory (TM) locally. As I was switching to a new machine, I wondered what’s the safest way to migrate it.
After I sent a support request, the software author Václav quickly got back to me. According to him, this is the instruction.
- Install Poedit on a new machine.
- Make hidden files shown on both machines (through Finder or Terminal.app).
- With both Poedit apps closed, copy the following directory from your old machine to a place you can access from the other machine (e.g. Dropbox):
- Move the directory to the same location of your new machine.
That’s it! You may be prompted to confirm replacing
segments.gen files – I said yes to both and it worked fine.
If you are not familiar with dealing with hidden files, it’s better to make hidden files invisible again.
Copying the folder should work fine (even if it’s between platforms), the only thing that would be dangerous would be putting it into a shared folder and accessing from two computers at once.
Translation memory import/export may be added to Poedit in the future, but meanwhile, I hope this is useful!