create a new library by extracting some groups from an existing library


I want to copy some of the groups in my exisiting library as a new library.

I’d like to use it at my laptop.

Would someone please suggest me the procedures?

Thank you very much in advance.



Make a group set with the groups you want to export and make into a new library.

File → Compressed Library → Click on “All References in a Group/Group Set:” and choose the name of the Group Set that you made for this purpose → Next → Store file (use another name than the original library)

You can now open the stored compressed library with File → Open. The compressed library will be unpacked and you will have a new library with only the content of the groups in the group set.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes

Jan Ove


Thank you very much for your kind help. It’s very helpful.

However, I follow all the steps you mentioned and find an error message (please see attached jpg)

I am sure that my disk is not full, write-protected or damanged.

I’ve tried many groups in group set and all have the same error messages.

Do you have any further suggestions?

Thank  you very much for your help.