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Create Copy of Selected Cards

<10kB. Updated 2015-06-28. Only supports Anki 2.0.x.


This addon allows you to select any number of cards in the card browser and create exact copies of each card in a separate deck. To use: 1) Open the card browser 2) Select the desired cards 3) Go to Edit > Copy Cards 4) In the pop-up window, enter the Deck your copied cards should be placed into A couple notes: - The copied cards should look exactly like the originals - Tags are preserved in the copied cards - If the new deck does not exist yet, it will be created - Review history is NOT copied to the new cards (they appear as new cards) - The cards will be marked as duplicates (because they are!)


As add-ons are programs downloaded from the internet, they are potentially malicious. You should only download add-ons you trust.

To download this add-on, please copy and paste the following code into the desktop program:


If you were linked to this page from the internet, please open Anki on your computer, go to the Tools menu and then Add-ons>Browse & Install to paste in the code.

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on 2018-03-18
Doesn't work on the current version. Please update
on 2018-03-14
Exactly what I was looking for. PERFECT and easy to use.
on 2017-11-30
Exactly what I was looking for & it works great.
on 2017-05-24
Both links good 2017.05.23

Yesterday neither link would work, then today I disabled my PersonalFirewall,
and both links donwloaded fine. I suspect the " 396494452 " link is all that's necessary --
as the author has included the keyboard shortcut functionality.

Thanks to Kealan for this, and for your YouTube vids.
on 2017-05-03
So far so good, but cannot modify copied cards

I have a deck that has two card types and I wish to only copy one of the card types. I selected the desired cards and copied them to a new deck, but when I try to delete the undesired card from my new deck, it wants to delete that card from the original deck too. That's too bad -- cannot copy only one aspect over. I don't want to modify the original source deck...
on 2017-04-18
This would be great...but the code is invalid.

There two codes referred to in the various discussions but neither seem to work - I am told they are invalid or missing a link. Unfortunate, since I think this would be a great addon.
on 2017-02-11
Great add on, but it is missing a shortcut

Copy and paste is a functionality that should be part of Anki, so this add-on is great.

However, for some reason it is missing a shortcut!

Also, it is hard to duplicate a card in the same deck, as you need to type the deck name manually.

If you mistype your target deck, it will just happily create a new one. It should provide some sort of auto-complete functionality to select existing decks.
on 2017-02-08
Please add keyboard shortcut

Great add-on! Only thing missing is a keyboard shortcut for the copy action.

Thank you!

UPDATE: I added the keyboard shortcut (CTRL+C) you can download the add-on here: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/396494452
Or paste the code into the Anki software:
on 2016-09-18
Technically, this copies notes; not cards

This doesn't actually do what it says it does. For example, if you have a note that generates 5 cards, you can't copy only 3 of them with this.... that's not how Anki works.

What this does do is create copies of the *notes* that you select in the browser. Anki then creates all the cards for these notes.

This is very useful at times. For example, I like to import my highlights from my kindle as cloze-deletion notes, but sometimes the highlights are very long and I want to break them up into multiple notes. I thought I was going to have to figure out the code for this myself, but then I found this addon.

I made some minor modifications to the code so that the last destination directory I enter persists as the new default the next time I run the function. I also renamed the function to "Clone Note" rather that "Copy Cards".

Very happy with the code.
on 2016-07-30
Great AddOn

To make a copy to your current deck... edit, copy cards, then copy paste your current decks name...walah, you have a copy in your current deck.
on 2016-06-04
Works great

I was finally able to copy my old deck into a new one.
on 2016-03-27
Works Great

Anki has a lot of great features and this should have been one of them. You can make a copy to another deck. You can also make a copy to the current deck which is useful for making similar cards.
on 2016-03-03
Okay - but there's a problem

Great Add-on, but I am having a little problem. I want to make a new deck of only the cards I am having problems remembering in my old deck. Therefore, I “mark” each card that I am having troubles remembering as I’m going through the old deck. I then open up the old deck in the browser and I can see the cards that have been “marked” by me. I select them for this add-on to make a new deck. I start the add-on and type in the new deck name that I want. But the add-on does create a new deck but there are no cards in it. Instead, the add-on puts the cards that have been selected (which were “marked”) for copying into the deck named “Default”.
on 2016-01-24
Simple and Effective

Does exactly what it says it does. My only reservation is that it does not allow you to (quickly and easily) duplicate a card into the same deck. When you are refactor cards (breaking up "large" cards into smaller ones), it would be helpful to duplicate within the same deck to eliminate the need for excessive copy and paste.
on 2015-11-11
great help!

Quite exactly what I need, it saves me many hours of retyping similar cards. One caveat: when a note type is open, it will use the open one, not the one of the original card. Completely minor inconvenience for me, though.
on 2015-09-06

So far no problems, does what it says. A basic feature that really should have been in ANKI anyway...