How to Import Using Quik for desktop

What are you trying to do?

How do you import your media or sync media folders into Quik for desktop?

Where does it apply?

  • Quik for desktop - Windows and Mac

How to do it

Importing and Adding Media To The Library

There are currently three ways in which content can be added to the Media Library:
  • GoPro camera or SD card auto-import 
  • Setting up Media Folders 
  • Manually copying and pasting files into a Media Folder
GoPro camera or SD card auto-import 

The simplest way to add content into your Media Library is to import it directly from your GoPro camera or camera SD card.

Importing Media from a GoPro Camera​

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The steps below explain how to import media from a GoPro camera.
  1. Plug your GoPro camera into the computer using the USB cable that came with your GoPro.
  2. Turn on the camera on and the Quik for desktop application will detect it and display its details in the Device Window.
  3. Confirm that the IMPORT FILES TO location is the place where you want your media copied to.
  4. Click on the blue IMPORT FILES button.
  5. A window will appear asking if you want to automatically import files when a camera is plugged in. Click NO or ALWAYS IMPORT, depending on which you prefer. This can be changed later in the Camera Settings window.
  6. At that point, the media will copy from the camera’s SD Card to the computer. You’ll see a progress bar in the My Devices area of the Media Library.
When the import is complete, the Quik for desktop application will display the RECENTLY ADDED page of the Media Library. There, you will see all the media that was just copied to the computer. You’ll also see a notification in the Alert Drawer, indicating how many files were copied from the camera.

Importing Media from an SD Card

The steps for importing files from an SD card are similar to the steps for importing from a camera, except that instead of plugging the camera into the computer using a USB cable, the SD Card is plugged into the computer using a card reader.

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Setting up Media Folders

A Media Folder, is a folder location on your computer that contains content from a GoPro camera. If you have GoPro media already stored in another folder on your computer, you should set that folder up as Media Folders. All GoPro media located in a Media Folder is displayed in the Quik for desktop Media Library.

There are two ways in which you can create a Media Folder:
  • Click the ADD MEDIA button in the Media Library
  • Manage Folders from within the Settings Window
Creating a Media Folder using the ADD MEDIA Button

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The steps below explain how to add a Media Folder using the ‘ADD MEDIA’ button:
  1. Click on the ADD MEDIA button in the upper left-hand corner of the Media Library.
  2. This displays a window that says, “LET’S FIND YOUR GOPRO MEDIA”.
  3. From there, click on the ADD FOLDER button, and browse to the location where the folder containing your GoPro content resides.
  4. Select the folder in the browser window and then click the ‘Select Folder’ button.
  5. Then click on the blue SAVE button or repeat this process if you have additional folders you would like to add.

NOTE: You cannot select the root of a hard drive as a Media Folder. Only actual folders may be selected as Media Folders and you can only select one at a time. Repeat the steps to add additional Media Folders.

After selecting a folder, the Quick for desktop application begins scanning the files in that folder and adds the media to the library. The Alert Icon indicates that the process has begun and will display an alert message when scanning is complete.

Creating a Media Folder from within the Settings Window

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The steps below explain how to add a Media Folder by managing folders within the Settings Window:
  1. Click on the Settings Icon at the top of the Media Library screen.
  2. In the General Settings page, click on the blue ADD NEW button.
  3. From there, click on the ADD FOLDER button, and browse to the location where the folder containing your GoPro content resides.
  4. Select the folder in the browser window and then click the ‘Select Folder’ button.
  5. The Quick for desktop application will scan the selected folder for GoPro media. This process may take several minutes depending on the number of files in the folder. Sub-folders are automatically included in the scan.
  6. Repeat this process to add additional folders or click on the BACK TO MEDIA button in the top, left-hand corner of the window to return to the Media Library.
  7. The media contained in the selected folder or folders will now appear in the Media Library.
  8. Click on the RECENTLY ADDED tab to see the most recently added media.
Manually copying files into Media Folders

If you’ve already created a Media Folder, you can use Windows File Explorer or the Mac Finder to add more content. 

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The steps below explain how to add files to existing an existing Media Folder:
  1. Using Windows File Explorer or a Mac Finder window, browse to the location of your media.
  2. Select the file or files you want to see in the Quik for desktop application.
  3. Copy them to the Windows or Mac clipboard by pressing ‘ctrl+c’ (Windows) or ‘cmd+c’ (Mac) on your keyboard.
  4. Browse to the location of your Media Folder.
  5. Paste the files from the clipboard into the Media Folder by pressing ‘ctrl+v’ GoPro App For Desktop User Manual (Windows) or ‘cmd+v’ (Mac) on your keyboard.
  6. In the Quik for desktop general settings page, click on the word SCAN next to the Media Folder where you copied the files to.
  7. Click on the BACK TO MEDIA button to return to the Media Library.
  8. The media copied into the Media Folder will now be displayed in the Media Library.
  9. Click on the RECENTLY ADDED tab to see the most recently added media.

NOTE: As an alternative to copying and pasting, you can also drag and drop media files from one folder to another. Refer to your operating system’s documentation for help with this process.

 

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