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Export and Import MindTouch Content and Data

Applies to:
MindTouch (current)
Role required:
Use the Import and Export Tool or the API to export and import your MindTouch site.

Content Import and Export


Ensure you can access the relative URL /Special:ImportExport on your site. If you see "You do not have permission to view this page" then Contact MindTouch Support to enable the tool for your site.


  1. Navigate to the relative URL /Special:ImportExport on the site you would like to export.
  2. Enter an email address, select desired hierarchy, and click Export.
  3. Wait for the export to finish, which may take several hours. The Jobs table shows a status percentage until the job is finished.
  4. When the export is finished, the Status column will show Completed.
  5. Links to Export Warnings Download and Download [MindTouch Site Name] Site Export will be sent to the email address specified for the export from

If needed for systems other than MindTouch, see MindTouch Site Export Details.


Mac users: If you downloaded the export file and are zipping the file back up to upload to import and you are using a Mac, you must open the unzipped file, select all of the file's content, and zip those into a new folder. Failure to do this will result in a failed import.

  1. Navigate to the relative URL /Special:ImportExport on the site you would like to import.
  2. Select the Import tab.
  3. Enter an email address.
  4. Enter a URL for your uploaded archive into the URL of archive to import field. The archive file URL must be hosted in a publicly accessible location that the import tool servers can access.
  5. If you want to test the import file, select the Test import.
    1. Your archive will not be imported, but you will receive an email that includes a header confirming Import Test Run Complete or Import Test Run Failed and a CSV attachment containing a detailed list of errors.
  6. Click Import.
  7. If either the Import or the Test Import fails, check the Warnings Log that will be sent to the email address specified for the import from

API Method

Use API calls to automate import and export functions in your MindTouch site.

Export Content

Import Content


Find Page(s)

  • Search content by tag, classification, or last modified time stamp: pages/find (GET)


  • If your site contains more than 75k pages, we recommend you separate into Categories of less than 75k pages each
  • If your site contains more than 100k pages, you must separate into Categories of less than 100k pages each or the job will fail
  • All exports include templates, which can potentially overwrite Header and other customizable templates
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