Step 2 - Create you Ning Archive

  • Create You Ning Archive

    You are a Ning user so you are probably aware of the Ning Archiving Tool. Use it now to download the archive of your entire Ning site's content to your local PC. Just download the JSON file for each Ning item. If your Ning site is still active the Jamroom import tool will grab any Ning media directly from their servers during the import process.
  • Note that if you have a large Ning site, downloading the archive could take several hours to complete.
  • If you are not familiar with how to download your Ning archive, instructions on how to do it can be found here -

    Basically, you need to first install Adobe AIR onto your computer, and then Ning's archive tool. You can then run the tool to optionally download any or all of the content components of your Ning site.
10 Nov 2014 03:31:13PM @strumelia:
Kos, are you talking about a ning 2.0? (since the 3.0 does not yet have an archiver)- if so, then:
Go to your site management page, and under "Content" click on "Archive". that will take you to the ning page with step by step instructions on how to make your ning archive. It even has a link to an FAQ on how to do it, here:

10 Nov 2014 03:35:14PM @strumelia:
P.S. when i had some trouble downloading my niong archive in sept, i filed a ning ticket and Dustin helped me figure out the glitches and how to correct them. The archive will take time according to your site size. Mine was 22GB and took 2.5 days (my connection is not super fast). I loaded it to a 1TB external drive using a 3.0USB connection.
Ken Rich
11 Nov 2014 07:15:07PM @ken-rich:
In your Ning Management panel just look for the Archive tool. It downloads to your computer. You install it like any other program.

Enter your Ning Creator credentials and download each category to your harddrive, might take a day or two for a large network - does that help?

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