How to import a Papers Archive to Papers 3 for Windows

A Papers Archive is a package that contains both your PDFs and metadata. A Papers 3 Archive is easily handled by Papers 3 for Mac, Windows, and iOS.

These instructions outline how to import an existing library as a Papers Archive on Windows. Not using Windows? Find out how to import a Papers Archive in Papers 3 for Mac and iOS.

  • Open Papers 3 and click the Import/Export icon

  • Select Import Papers Archive.

  • Browse to the desired Papers Archive and click Import.

  • Papers will now import the Papers Archive. This can take some time, depending on the size of the Archive.