How to Update to the AnKing Overhaul
We strongly recommend you watch this video because it explains things better; however, due to reasonable demand, we fleshed out the steps here.
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Updating from

Step 1 V1-V3

Step 1: Put all cards in AnKing head deck


Put "Zank Step Decks", "Zanki Pharmacology", and "Lolnotacop" under a head deck "AnKing" (see image below) It is important that all of your decks are spelled exactly like this. This ensures that when you import the cards that I have added, they go into the correct decks instead of creating new decks.




Step 2: Convert all cards to AnKingMaster


This video shows how to do this Go back to the Anki Main screen (with the decks, add, browse buttons across the top) a. On the bottom of the screen: Select “Import File” b. Choose the downloaded file “AnKingMaster card type” and open it i. It will look like nothing happened. This is because it imported a subdeck into the AnKing deck with 1 card (which can be deleted. c. Click Browse i. If at any point, it tells you that you have to force the update to either download from the web or upload to the web - hit cancel. You can do it at the end. ii. If it starts to sync, hit the Red X. It’ll take too long. You can do it at the end. d. Select “Cloze – AnKingMed” on the sidebar i. If you don’t have a sidebar, Click “Filter” click on it and select sidebar ii. Click on a card and hit Command + A to select all cards iii. Right click and select “Change Note Type” iv. Change “New Note Type” to Cloze – AnKingMaster v. Ensure that the following match up with the correct drop-down box: 1. “Change Text To” -> Text 2. “Change Extra To” -> Extra 3. “Change Lecture Notes” -> Lecture Notes 4. “Change UWorld/Rx” -> Missed Question 5. “Change Pathoma” -> Pathoma 6. Everything should be correct but if not, change it to match vi. Hit Okay e. Select the Cloze – AnKingSketchy i. Click one a card and hit Command + A to select all cards ii. Right click and select “Change Note Type” iii. Change “New Note Type” to “Cloze – AnKingMaster” iv. Ensure that the following match up with the correct drop down box: 1. Make sure everything is correctly matched up 2. You will probably have to change “Change First Aid” -> First Aid, “Change Sketchy” -> Sketchy, and “Change Boards and Beyond” -> Boards and Beyond




Optional Step 1: Export all cards with tags you want to save


If you have tags of your own that you do not want to get overridden, watch this video for how to do that. At this point, you need to export all cards with the tag(s) you want to keep (using the "export cards selected in browser" add-on (or if you're on Anki 2.1.20+ Notes->Export Notes), and at the end you will reimport that tag. I strongly recommend using the bettertags add-on if you have multiple tags so that you can put all of those tags under one head tag and only export one tag.




Things to download before you start


*If you are using a deck that already has images, you will only need the AnKingMaster Card Type a. AnKingMaster Card Type b. Current AnKing version c. Pepper Micro d. Pepper Pharm e. UltraZanki f. Any sketchypath, pixorize, etc deck that the community has posted and is included in the current version. (see updates log) See this page for links to all of these.




Optional Step 2: Import the tags that you exported in Optional Step 1


a. Open a new profile i. File->Profiles. Create a new profile and import the deck you previously exported with your tags. b. Delete all un-needed tags in the deck. i. The fastest way to do this is to get the bettertags add-on and drag tags under one head tag and then delete the head tag. c. Re-open the Special Fields dialog and click the 'Import Tags' Settings button d. File->Profiles. Reopen your main profile i. Import the "My tags" deck ​​​​​​​




Step 5: Import other decks to fill in images (use legally)


*Import “Pepper Micro”, “Pepper Pharm”, and “UltraZanki” into your main profile a. Once you import them (it will probably take a while), click on the little silver cog next to the deck name. b. Delete the three decks you just imported i. You only needed to pull the images from the cards so after you import them, you don’t need them anymore. c. Everything should be good to go! *Import any other sketchy pharm, pixorize, etc decks as shared by the community *SKIP this step if using a deck that already has images




Backup your current deck


Export your current deck a. This will essentially back up your deck b. Go to File -> Export c. Change the “Export Format” Drop down box to “Anki Deck Package (.apkg)” i. If you just have the AnKing deck, choose All Decks ii. If you have other decks besides the AnKing deck, change the drop down to AnKing (unless you want to backup your entire collection) d. Ensure that “Include scheduling information” and “Include Media” are checked e. Hit Export i. For ease of access, Export the file to your desktop.




Step 3: Set up the Special Fields add-on


*This step is only if you have made personal edits to the cards that you do not want to get deleted a. Go to Tools->"Special fields" i. If this is not available, make sure you have the add-on installed b. Click the 'Update' Settings button




Step 4: Import the new update into original profile


Go back to Anki main screen a. Go down to the bottom of the screen. i. Hit Import ii. Open the new deck update file c. Your scheduling should still be the same if you did everything properly The dialogue box that comes up should read "Notes updated, as file had newer version." If there are any notes that were "skipped" you may have done something wrong.




Cleaning up and sync


Cleaning up: a. Go to the top bar on the screen b. Select Tools -> Check Media i. A pop-up box with weird numbers will pop up after a while ii. It will say delete Unused media in the bottom corner iii. Click that and it will clean up the files so they run faster 1. It will probably take a bit. c. Go to Browse on the main screen i. On the top bar, click on notes 1. Select Clear Unused Tags Go back to the Home Screen and Press Sync a. If it asks you, Upload to the Web. You will need to Download from the web on any other devices i. This may take a while due to the size





Zanki Step 1

Step 1: Put all cards in AnKing head deck


Put "Zank Step Decks", "Zanki Pharmacology", and "Lolnotacop" under a head deck "AnKing" (see image below) It is important that all of your decks are spelled exactly like this. This ensures that when you import the cards that I have added, they go into the correct decks instead of creating new decks.




Step 2: Convert all cards to AnKingMaster


This video shows how to do this Go back to the Anki Main screen (with the decks, add, browse buttons across the top) a. On the bottom of the screen: Select “Import File” b. Choose the downloaded file “AnKingMaster card type” and open it i. It will look like nothing happened. This is because it imported a subdeck into the AnKing deck with 1 card (which can be deleted. c. Click Browse i. If at any point, it tells you that you have to force the update to either download from the web or upload to the web - hit cancel. You can do it at the end. ii. If it starts to sync, hit the Red X. It’ll take too long. You can do it at the end. d. Select “Cloze” on the sidebar i. If you don’t have a sidebar, Click “Filter” click on it and select sidebar ii. Click on a card and hit Command + A to select all cards iii. Right click and select “Change Note Type” iv. Change “New Note Type” to Cloze – AnKingMaster v. Ensure that the following match up with the correct drop-down box: 1. “Change Text To” -> Text 2. “Change Extra To” -> Extra e. Select all other "Cloze" note types and repeat step d with all of them. (i.e. cloze-88141, cloze-lolnotacop, etc) i. There will also be a card type titled "lolnotacop's microbiology" that is a cloze style. ii. There is a card type titled "Cloze (Multiple) that should NOT be changed. If you have other decks, ensure that all cards changed only have the "Text" and "Extra" fields. There are a few that have an audio or note ID field that can be ignored




Optional Step 1: Export all cards with tags you want to save


If you have tags of your own that you do not want to get overridden, watch this video for how to do that. At this point, you need to export all cards with the tag(s) you want to keep (using the " export cards selected in browser" add-on (or if you're on Anki 2.1.20+ Notes->Export Notes), and at the end you will reimport that tag. I strongly recommend using the bettertags add-on if you have multiple tags so that you can put all of those tags under one head tag and only export one tag.




Things to download before you start


*If you are using a deck that already has images, you will only need the AnKingMaster Card Type a. AnKingMaster Card Type b. Current AnKing version c. Pepper Micro d. Pepper Pharm e. UltraZanki f. Any sketchypath, pixorize, etc deck that the community has posted and is included in the current version. (see updates log) See this page for links to all of these




Step 3: Set up the Special Fields add-on


*This step is only if you have made personal edits to the cards that you do not want to get deleted a. Go to Tools->"Special fields" i. If this is not available, make sure you have the add-on installed b. Click the 'Update' Settings button




Backup your current deck


Export your current deck a. This will essentially back up your deck b. Go to File -> Export c. Change the “Export Format” Drop down box to “Anki Deck Package (.apkg)” i. If you just have the AnKing deck, choose All Decks ii. If you have other decks besides the AnKing deck, change the drop down to AnKing (unless you want to backup your entire collection) d. Ensure that “Include scheduling information” and “Include Media” are checked e. Hit Export i. For ease of access, Export the file to your desktop.




Step 4: Import the new update into original profile


Go back to Anki main screen a. Go down to the bottom of the screen. i. Hit Import ii. Open the new deck update file c. Your scheduling should still be the same if you did everything properly The dialogue box that comes up should read "Notes updated, as file had newer version." If there are any notes that were "skipped" you may have done something wrong.




Optional Step 2: Import the tags that you exported in Optional Step 1


a. Open a new profile i. File->Profiles. Create a new profile and import the deck you previously exported with your tags. b. Delete all un-needed tags in the deck. i. The fastest way to do this is to get the bettertags add-on and drag tags under one head tag and then delete the head tag. c. Re-open the Special Fields dialog and click the 'Import Tags' Settings button d. File->Profiles. Reopen your main profile i. Import the "My tags" deck ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​




Step 5: Import other decks to fill in images (use legally)


*Import “Pepper Micro”, “Pepper Pharm”, and “UltraZanki” into your main profile a. Once you import them (it will probably take a while), click on the little silver cog next to the deck name. b. Delete the three decks you just imported i. You only needed to pull the images from the cards so after you import them, you don’t need them anymore. c. Everything should be good to go! *Import any other sketchy pharm, pixorize, etc decks as shared by the community *SKIP this step if using a deck that already has images




Cleaning up and sync


Cleaning up: a. Go to the top bar on the screen b. Select Tools -> Check Media i. A pop-up box with weird numbers will pop up after a while ii. It will say delete Unused media in the bottom corner iii. Click that and it will clean up the files so they run faster 1. It will probably take a bit. c. Go to Browse on the main screen i. On the top bar, click on notes 1. Select Clear Unused Tags Go back to the Home Screen and Press Sync a. If it asks you, Upload to the Web. You will need to Download from the web on any other devices i. This may take a while due to the size





Step 1 V4+/Step 2 V1+

Step 1: Put all cards in AnKing head deck


Put "Zank Step Decks", "Zanki Pharmacology", and "Lolnotacop" under a head deck "AnKing" (see image below) It is important that all of your decks are spelled exactly like this. This ensures that when you import the cards that I have added, they go into the correct decks instead of creating new decks.




Step 2: Convert all cards to AnKingMaster


Your cards should already be the AnKingMaster card type so you can skip this step! :)




Optional Step 1: Export all cards with tags you want to save


If you have tags of your own that you do not want to get overridden, watch this video for how to do that. At this point, you need to export all cards with the tag(s) you want to keep (using the "export cards selected in browser" add-on (or if you're on Anki 2.1.20+ Notes->Export Notes), and at the end you will reimport that tag. I strongly recommend using the bettertags add-on if you have multiple tags so that you can put all of those tags under one head tag and only export one tag.




Step 4: Import the new update into original profile


Go back to Anki main screen a. Go down to the bottom of the screen. i. Hit Import ii. Open the new deck update file c. Your scheduling should still be the same if you did everything properly The dialogue box that comes up should read "Notes updated, as file had newer version." If there are any notes that were "skipped" you may have done something wrong.




Backup your current deck


Export your current deck a. This will essentially back up your deck b. Go to File -> Export c. Change the “Export Format” Drop down box to “Anki Deck Package (.apkg)” i. If you just have the AnKing deck, choose All Decks ii. If you have other decks besides the AnKing deck, change the drop down to AnKing (unless you want to backup your entire collection) d. Ensure that “Include scheduling information” and “Include Media” are checked e. Hit Export i. For ease of access, Export the file to your desktop.




Step 3: Set up the Special Fields add-on


*This step is only if you have made personal edits to the cards that you do not want to get deleted a. Go to Tools->"Special fields" i. If this is not available, make sure you have the add-on installed b. Click the 'Update' Settings button




Optional Step 2: Import the tags that you exported in Optional Step 1


a. Open a new profile i. File->Profiles. Create a new profile and import the deck you previously exported with your tags. b. Delete all un-needed tags in the deck. i. The fastest way to do this is to get the bettertags add-on and drag tags under one head tag and then delete the head tag. c. Re-open the Special Fields dialog and click the 'Import Tags' Settings button d. File->Profiles. Reopen your main profile i. Import the "My tags" deck




Step 5: Import other decks to fill in images (use legally)


*Import “Pepper Pharm” into your main profile a. Once you import them (it will probably take a while), click on the little silver cog next to the deck name. b. Delete the three decks you just imported i. You only needed to pull the images from the cards so after you import them, you don’t need them anymore. c. Everything should be good to go! *Import any other sketchy pharm, pixorize, etc decks as shared by the community *SKIP this step if using a deck that already has images




Cleaning up and sync


Cleaning up: a. Go to the top bar on the screen b. Select Tools -> Check Media i. A pop-up box with weird numbers will pop up after a while ii. It will say delete Unused media in the bottom corner iii. Click that and it will clean up the files so they run faster 1. It will probably take a bit. c. Go to Browse on the main screen i. On the top bar, click on notes 1. Select Clear Unused Tags Go back to the Home Screen and Press Sync a. If it asks you, Upload to the Web. You will need to Download from the web on any other devices i. This may take a while due to the size




Things to download before you start


*If you are using a deck that already has images, you will not need to download these. a. Current AnKing version b. Any sketchypath, pixorize, etc deck that the community has posted and is included in the current version. (see updates log) See this page for links to all of these. V5 will be the last version that requires you to download the Pepper deck.





Step 2 Dorian


Step 2 Zanki Step Decks