Support for importing Pepperplate .db files has been added as of iOS version 3.4.2, macOS version 3.4.0, Android version 3.1.3, and Windows version 3.0.13.
How you retrieve your Pepperplate database file:
The easiest way to retrieve your Pepperplate database file is through the Pepperplate app on Windows. This will of course require a Windows computer.
- Open the Microsoft Store app on your computer, and then search for and install the Pepperplate app.
- Open Pepperplate and login to your account. Let the app sync until all of your recipes have been downloaded.
- Open File Explorer and navigate to: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Packages\Pepperplate.RecipeMenuCookingPlanner_cs1tv1brcfn9t\LocalState\ (the Pepperplate folder name may vary slightly)
- Locate recipes_2.db. This is the Pepperplate database file.
If you do not have access to a Windows computer, it is possible to retrieve the recipes_2.db file by extracting it from an iOS backup using a backup extractor tool or from an Android device using adb. However, this is a much more complicated process and is beyond the scope of this article. It's probably going to be a lot easier to just ask a friend with a Windows computer to help you out.
How to import your Pepperplate .db file into Paprika:
Once you have retrieved your recipes_2.db file from Pepperplate you can import this file into Paprika.
Windows/Mac: In Paprika, go to File -> Import and then select the recipes_2.db file you located earlier.
Android/iOS: You will need to copy the recipes_2.db file somewhere on your device so it can be read by Paprika. (On iOS this can be done using iTunes or Finder.) Then you can go to Paprika's Settings -> Import Recipes and select the file for import.
- You do not need to purchase the Windows version of Paprika in order to import your recipes from Pepperplate. All four versions of Paprika (iOS, macOS, Android, Windows) now support importing Pepperplate database files. The only reason you (temporarily) need a Windows computer is to install the Pepperplate app to retrieve your database file from Pepperplate.
- Pepperplate has recently added a text based export format to their website. This format is not supported by Paprika (yet). For now you will need to retrieve the database file as described above in order to perform an import. We are working on adding support for this new export format and will update this page with new instructions when it is ready.