To show how to backup to, and restore from, Procreate files stored on external hard drives, using iTunes File Sharing.
When you create art in Procreate you are able to export your artwork out of the app (Actions / Share / Share artwork). You have four file format choices: pro, PSD, JPG and PNG. The pro (Procreate) proprietory format is the only format that not only preserves all layer information, but also the video replay data which allows you to see your process replay (Actions / Canvas / Instant Replay) and allows you to export your video replay as a QuickTime movie for sharing (Actions / Share / Export video). This video shows you first how to easily export your pro files via iTunes from within the app, and then how equally easy it is, via iTunes File Sharing, to import and restore an artwork file in Procreate from a Procreate file saved onto an external hard drive or computer. Your iPad needs to be connected to your computer via a USB cable for this work (AirDrop can also work). The trick on your Mac or PC is, within iTunes, after you’ve selected your iPad, to then select Apps, scroll down to File Sharing, select Procreate, and then click Add. This will make more sense when you watch the video!
Practice backing up one of your artwork files as a Procreate file on an external hard drive or computer using the iTunes method shown in this video. Then reimport the file back using iTunes File Sharing and open it up in Procreate.