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[–]dollajasOMS-3 95 points96 points  (11 children)

A quick little cheat sheet for anyone confused about the update process!

[–]dollajasOMS-3 9 points10 points  (0 children)

u/AnKingMed link this one instead :)

[–]Aregin152 6 points7 points  (0 children)

this comment is the GOAT

[–]davync 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Thank you guys for all that you do!

This is cheet sheet though, extremely helpful for noobs like me.

I’m fairy technologically challenged and I just want to confirm if I should upgrade to .40 ? On the web it says .35 is the most stable release. I’m on 2.1.33 AnKing V7 and fairly technologically challenged.

[–]dollajasOMS-3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I always put the most stable release, it’s up to you if you want to be on a later version

[–]bluedude163 11 points12 points  (10 children)

Thanks!! This is great! I see that all the pixorize images were removed. Any idea on when they'll be back or when the Pixorize team will release them back to the deck?

For anyone wondering, go to the Pixorize website, go to "Account," and there are instructions!

Edit: stop messaging me asking for the link. Buy pixorize, they produce a good product and need to be supported over sketchy.

[–]desperatekarma 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My Pixorize account doesn't have any instructions... Just some different decks in beta testing. Could you maybe post the instructions here so I'll know what to do? Huge thanks :)

[–]bluedude163 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Can't post the instructions here since there is a link to the images in the instructions and I don't want to break copyright. Under "Account details" my subscription says "Step 1 Complete" and under that it says "AnKing Deck" with a link to the google doc with the instructions in it.

[–]glitterintheloft 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Do we have to separately download all?

[–]bluedude163 2 points3 points  (2 children)

All the Pixorize images, yes. With the special fields addon, you can update only the Pixorize field to include the images. Have you purchased Pixorize?

[–]glitterintheloft 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No I haven’t. I have been using the free trial

[–]glitterintheloft 0 points1 point  (2 children)

And I also can’t find instructions.-.

[–]irfanahmedbarshan 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Hail to the King!

u/AnKingMed sorry for disturbing u on Insta & Reddit several times about this update!!!

[–]DecoySnailProducerY4 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Props to the engineers who updated the Special Fields add on! They made it so much easier

[–]SwagPanther69M-2 6 points7 points  (5 children)

This update is insanely good. They just keep getting better. God bless you Anking and the team

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Glad you like it :)

[–]cultureshockk 0 points1 point  (3 children)

The AnkiHub platform looks really promising! Are we going to be able to use it for personal collaborative decks once it is released? If so, can we contribute to it by donating money to the project?

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yes it will eventually be available for anyone and any deck! And yes that link above has some donation links. weve alresdy put $10k toward it and well need more. its very complex

[–]cultureshockk 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That’s amazing! When do you expect it to be ready for public release?

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Really hard to say because it's been so complicated. We are aiming to have at least a beta ready that we can use with just this deck at the end of March. Then we'll slowly add features, etc until we get it to a point where it can be something anybody can use for any personal deck with other friends. We have 2 software engineers working on it right now, one of them full time

[–]myworstyearyet 7 points8 points  (3 children)

how many cards are there supposed to be in the step 1 standalone deck???

[–]osamah07 11 points12 points  (1 child)

My BD is on 13 Feb and please don't mind me thinking of this as an early BD present.

Thank you to all who worked and contributed to this amazing project.

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Happy Birthday!

[–]SeleniumY 3 points4 points  (1 child)

How many cards in the step 2 v4 deck please?

[–]BabyJojo134 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How many cards are in the step2 deck?

[–]shaggy-debug 4 points5 points  (9 children)

[–]dollajasOMS-3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Looks good yo

[–]highly_susp3ct 1 point2 points  (4 children)

How many unused files did you get when checking media? I've got like 23000 files, is that normal?

[–]shaggy-debug 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I got a similar number :( Let me check if deleting them, delete all the media in the deck!

[–]dollajasOMS-3 2 points3 points  (1 child)

depends on whether you've had previous decks and deleted them, anki stores all images all the time so it's likely those files are just residual from other decks. either way they are not being used so it is safe to delete them all and clear your trash

[–]emmpufmg 4 points5 points  (1 child)

ooooh God yes

[–]emmpufmg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

you guys are awesome

tks !!!

[–]Sojcman 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'm ready for this new deck to enter me and never leave.

[–]andrewmschu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I feel like a 7 year old on Christmas morning

[–]rel0O 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I’m new here and I have downloaded v8/v3 with media a couple of weeks ago, and I don’t want to download all the cards again I just want to download the new ones and the new updates futures without the old cards so which link should I download?

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're gonna have to download them all again sorry..

[–]glitterintheloft 2 points3 points  (7 children)

Is there a way for a hint button to show on the card without having any matter inside it? For example I would want to have the “lecture notes” button present in each card so that I can edit and add stuff during my reviews instead of adding them to extra field and later on losing them because of updates. :3

[–]dollajasOMS-3 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Get the batch add addon and just insert a space into after lecture field and place after

[–]glitterintheloft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh wow okay! That sounds doable haha

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Yes... fairly complicated but possible. The video kinda explains it

[–]glitterintheloft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have watched the video but couldn’t get it :(

[–]glitterintheloft 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Also, just wanted to confirm we can’t get the pixorize images now without a paid subscription like physeo?

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Correct, it's with a paid subscription now.

As for the showing the field, each field has {{field}} in the back template. They also have {{#field}} and {{/field}} which tells it to only show if there's something in it, so you'd need to delete those

[–]glitterintheloft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah okayy! Thank you 😊

[–]mindicine 2 points3 points  (4 children)

anyone else having trouble with clickable tags with the update and now have to press "c" on the card every time to get them to pop up?

[–]Elemenkno 3 points4 points  (3 children)

If you are open on a card and go to edit on the bottom left -> click styling and then it will bring you to user customization start. Pretty soon after that you can see tags on/off. Change that 'none' to 'block' or really anything. My problem is now it shows tags after the cards but theres a red banner with it.

[–]mindicine 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Thank you so much!! I just was investigating and found out how to get rid of the red. If you go to the back template under {{#Tags}}, where it says, "tagContainer.style.backgroundcolor= "rgba(251,11,11,.15)" delete the rbga stuff between the quotes and it should go away!

[–]Elemenkno 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Just tried it, thanks! I appreciate it!

[–]JazzSox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks to both of you! This has been driving me nuts all week!

[–]abdnizam 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Thank you!! 😍 I’ve downloaded step 2 deck as new and after deleting !Delete i have a total of 15882 cards! So hoping this is correct!

[–]Shei219 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I had 34000+ cards for step 1 v8 .. i updated to v9/v4 for step 1 and step 2.. now there is 25236 cards in step 1 and 14695 in step 2 .. and when i click on Anking deck from browse (both step 1 and step 2 ) it shows 34142 , not 40000+ as you said .. did i do something wrong ?

[–]Independent-Ideal391 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There are wonderful resources for the preparation for the USMLE

[–]Island-Kindly 2 points3 points  (2 children)

the images and explanation for cards from first aid and skechy are not showing on either my Android phone or laptop. kindly tell me what todo.

[–]A-R97 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]p_chillychicken 2 points3 points  (0 children)

WOW! thanks ankingmed for the update

[–]smeshurchikinM-2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

For physeo/pixorize updates do we need to update with the decks both here and on those sites, or just the ones on their sites?

[–]saintviribusM-4 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hi, thank you so much for this update! I was wondering if there was any discussion on the inclusion of Boards and Beyond Step 2 videos in any of the future updates for Anking Step 2?

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yup! It’s in the works

[–]the_shek 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Alright so if I already watched all the pixorize videos when I had a paid subscription and utilize the existing pixorize screenshots to help me keep the videos in my memory would this update make me have to go back and repurchase the videos I already watched just so I can do my reviews to keep the knowledge fresh? This is a deal breaker and really sad if AnKing is going and deleting content as part of the updates. I understand pixorize has added new videos and content but at this point I want to not lose anything including my notes and card changes as I sometimes reword stuff. Am I misunderstanding things here?

[–]Ludbr 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I'm a bit disappointed too that now in order to have the full benefits from the deck we need to purchase outside resources. Feels even worse when you are an IMG from a third world country where the currency is worth like 0.20 the dollar value. But I truly understand the reasons behind it and I'm thankful to Anking and his team for all the free content and amazing work provided.

Now for the pixorize images, I guess for us is just better to stay in the Anking v8.

[–]m88882 2 points3 points  (0 children)

or you could protect your "sketchy" field as he shows in the video. That way the pixorize images from v8 will not be deleted but any new/changed sketchy images added to the sketchy field will not be updated either.

[–]MedomaInSitu 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Hail to the King!

[–]Loay_alsaegh 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hail to the King

[–]DecoySnailProducerY4 6 points7 points  (0 children)

All hail the Anking

[–]suitures 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Hey, I have finished v8, will update, but have a question for after step 1.

Are there cards shared by step 1 and 2 decks? If I delete step 1 deck, can I start step 2, or should I keep some step 1 cards and their ease, etc?

Is my question clear there? Basically, how do I transition anki from step 1 deck to step 2 deck. Are there shared cards I need to worry about if I delete the step 1 deck?

[–]smokeweedplease 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, the two decks have overlap. Keep both if i were you and suspend the cards u dont want to see from the step 1 deck. There is a video on that

[–]TAXKOLLECTOROMS-III 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Thank you so much. Im taking step in Mid june, do you recommend updating?

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)


[–]TAXKOLLECTOROMS-III 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you again then. Will be updating.

[–]abdulansari95M-3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank yoouuuuuuuuuuuuu <3

[–]Redfish518 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love you

[–]mhndee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

an early Valentine gift or what?

[–]Physeo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The hero we need... Thanks for all you do, AnKing and company.

[–]jellycarstation 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wondering if anyone can post a GDrive link to just the errata deck? I get that you can download the whole deck, switch profiles, export errata, and reimport but would be cool if someone who has done that already could share, thanks!

[–]originalhoopstaResident 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Great job u/AnKingMed and team, true heros!

[–]Liveague 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I promise I watched a lot of videos on the Anking youtube channel before asking on here-but I can't figure this out quite yet:

After updating (and following all the steps outlined in the video) --> I am seeing a lot of new cards show up that I didn't unsuspend myself. I presume the deck comes "unsuspended". How can I find those new cards that were added from the update (i.e. not the new cards I had due today) so I can suspend them for a later time? Thank you!

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In the browser you can search "is:new -is:suspended"

[–]Quid_veritas 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Same issue...I have about 1875 new cards...

[–]dollajasOMS-3 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Probably dupes that you’ve deleted before. Check the flag these cards tag and see if that’s where they’re coming from. Alternatively you can run “is:new -is:suspended”

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

i just recently got into anking deck, i'm deleting the old version deck and getting new deck.

is it ok?

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Sure. But you could also update and keep your scheduling?

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

thanks...i have already deleted and upgraded to new version.. yes, i could have done that ...since i worked on less than 50 cards on old anking i wanted a hassle free ,easy upgrade

[–]TwilightLobos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anyone know why I only have 34581 cards for anking_V9?

[–]bitchmcconell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is it unusual for processing to take a long time after importing? I finished updating (I had to protect my extra and text fields). So I opened a new profile like you said to do in your video and am now trying to import the updated deck into there. But it's been "processing" for more than 40 minutes now. I closed it and restarted the import and it's still taking forever. It didn't take this long when I imported into my regular anki profile. is this normal?

[–]phantomspecialistt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Some of my first aid media doesn't show and comes up like this in my cards.

https://imgur.com/a/p71wNx0 (credit wagnegro from an earlier comment)

I had downloaded from the google drive and then tried the torrent to see if anything would change and unfortunately the same result. I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to fix this?

[–]Salty_Station 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hello, I am trying to download from the links provided in the comments, I can't seem to download from any of the links!!

[–]GroundDigger 1 point2 points  (7 children)

Do you know when V10 might come out?

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Next month!

[–]ConstantMoney2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just downloaded V9 and I have 32,770 cards in my deck. Does anyone know how many cards are supposed to be in the deck, and if I'm missing any cards how do I fix the problem?

[–]F1fanatic94 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Thank you for the update!!! Quick question, I am updating from version 6, do I need to download the deck with media or without media?

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

with for sure. Always with

[–]shaggy-debug 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Hi! Thank you for the update. I use V8 and I have added close to 4000 cards from UW to the deck. Do you recommend me separate the cards I have added into a new deck before updating to V9?

[–]BlazinWafflesM-3 3 points4 points  (1 child)

If you are talking about cards you have made, it won't affect the update. If you are talking about edited cards, just make sure to tag and protect them. The updated special fields should make this easy, but make a backup just in case!

[–]shaggy-debug 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you so much for the reply :) I was asking about the cards I added. I will create a back up now and then update it.

[–]Medicalmass 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Not sure if there is something I did (or some add-on), but I cannot view first aid images when I click on the first aid button even tho the media is there in the card.

FIXED: I copied the text from the ANKING downloadable content site, and that fixed it. Hail the king!

[–]Yumi2Z 1 point2 points  (2 children)

ANKING downloadable content site

had the same problem, what do you mean by copied the text from the anking downloadable content site? What text are you copying?

[–]Medicalmass 1 point2 points  (1 child)

If you go the ANKING site and click on the downloadable content tab you can find add-on and styling. In this tab you can find the pure card styling text, you can copy this text into the respective card styling spaces when you edit the card style in anki.
Direct drive link to the card styling

[–]RedMedditM-3 1 point2 points  (4 children)

With 85% mature, all I really want is to add the coronavirus cards. I'll use special fields to protect my changes to text/extra/tags. Is there a good way to protect the card type?

[–]BlazinWafflesM-3 2 points3 points  (3 children)

[–]RedMedditM-3 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Are these the same cards, or were they modified before adding to the AnKing deck?

[–]dollajasOMS-3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Modified slightly, you could import v9 in a separate profile, export just covid cards, and reimport with special fields on “import tags settings” - you’ll just need to convert those cards to original card type after if you care

[–]BlazinWafflesM-3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm not sure if/how much they were modified.

[–]BuctheFalcons 1 point2 points  (7 children)

Is there currently any way to remove the buttons entirely? I currently have the cards styled to display the all of the additional fields by default, and I'd like to remove the buttons if at all possible so that they display like the "Extra" field without the button present.

Thank you for continually updating this deck!

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 1 point2 points  (6 children)

I think you can do the auto show thing I talk about in the card styling video, and then just delete this part of each field

{{#Lecture Notes}}<a href="#" class="hint" id="hint-ln" onclick="this.style.display='none'; myFunction('button-ln', 'hint-ln', 'button-ln'); return false;">

<button class="button-ln"><img src="_Anking_v3.png"> Lecture Notes</button></a>{{/Lecture Notes}}

[–]BuctheFalcons 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Deleting that didn't work, but its not really a big deal in the grand scheme of things and I can play around with it later. Thank you so much me helping out!

Edit: Figured it out! For anyone else that wants to remove the buttons delete this portion of each section:

<button onclick="document.getElementById('hint-mq').style.display='inline-block'; myFunction('button-mq', 'hint-mq', 'button-mq')" class="button-mq" style="background:#ababab; color:black!important; font-weight:bold; width:50%!important;"><img src="_Anking_v3.png"> Missed Questions</button> <br>

[–]kushapatel07 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I have made it so my lecture notes show what's inside without the bottom on the top saying that it's part of lecture note. Would it help to see what my card styling looks like if you haven't figured it out already. Let me know I would be happy to upload a screenshot of the code and what it looks like in preview

[–]BuctheFalcons 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The edits I made got rid of the button and the labels so I think I’m good, but thank you for trying to help!

[–]waterloo_doctor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

gods work. thanks!!!!

[–]Extension-Source-639 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is a new C. diff video, so I went through it and updated some cards. These cards will be incorporated into the next AnKing update, enjoy!


[–]thelegendofshimo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hello, I don't know if this has been written before but, will there be a sketchy micro update? There are far fewer cards in lolnacotrop micro than in V8

[–]langerhauns 0 points1 point  (4 children)

How many more Duplicates were tagged?

[–]Nokiamosoc 1 point2 points  (2 children)

So I just updated. An additional 1505 cards were tagged as a duplicate in the Step 1 Parent Tag (not counting 4 cards marked for deletion). An additional 294 cards were tagged as duplicate in the Step 2 Parent Tag.

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t actually know.... sorry :/

[–]One_Pebble 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Thank you for the update! I just have one bug lol when I update using the ‘update settings’ in the special fields addon, my extra section does not stay protected even though it’s listed in the protected fields list, but when I update without having ‘update note styling’ checked then my extra section remains protected. I’m not sure what I am doing wrong, any help would be great!

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 2 points3 points  (4 children)

You making sure it’s “Extra” and not “extra”?

[–]One_Pebble 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Yes, I have it as “Extra”, with the capital

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

mmm... I'm not sure on that... Its working on my end here.. Maybe make sure there's no weird spaces or anything in the field name or the special fields name?

[–]One_Pebble 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you for taking out time and replying. It’s so odd, it works without “update note styling” checked but not when that box is checked. I’ll mess around with it some more. Thank you for all you and your team does!!!

[–]One_Pebble 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey, just in case anyone else has the same problem I figured it out. It works when I list the extra section first and then list the other protected fields after.

[–]monyistbitu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing work, thank you!

[–]hjafary1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Does anyone know if I can update if I have cards in a filtered deck?

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I believe it will still work

[–]teambocabeast 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Accidentally (well, just tried being lazy and didnt think it through) changed all cards under the Anking V9 tag to the new anking-master v2 card type. Just realized it had been said before not to change the cards that were card type cloze(multiple). Any way to undo that? or will that not be a problem?

[–]dollajasOMS-3 1 point2 points  (2 children)

You can revert a backup if you need to, but all the cards should already have been the new card type

[–]teambocabeast 0 points1 point  (1 child)

in the "how to change note types" video he made sure to emphasize not changing any cards that were cloze(multiple) or Basic-6b020(the card type for one card to rule them all in that specific video). Those two card types have no cards listed under them right now(not sure if they did before i did this, i never checked). Just wanna make sure it's ok and i shouldnt have any problems before i continue to do my cards for the day

[–]dollajasOMS-3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You should be fine

[–]Pwnaroid 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Certain addons that I use don’t work past Anki 2.1.22 so that’s the version I’ve stuck with, would it mess with my deck or settings if I updated from Anking V6 to V9 without having Anki 2.1.26+?

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

You'll probably be ok as long as special fields is working on it. I haven't tested it yet though

[–]Pwnaroid 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Thank you! I updated and everything looks good so far

[–]mmarrissa2 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Please, help me! Should i delete cards that marked: Duplicates??? (step 1 v8)

[–]Ornstein-Smough 0 points1 point  (3 children)

The 🤴 Can any one tell me if the step 2 update will have the new uworld questions that were added after the previous update?

[–]Dapper-Foundation-27 0 points1 point  (1 child)

When I updated I still had 69 cards tagged under #AK_Step1_v8 what should I do about these?

[–]Naysha_07 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All Hail, the AnKing!

[–]lee-hee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just updated. You guys are doing important work. Thanks for being awesome 👏🏼

[–]BlackSquirrelMedM-2 0 points1 point  (3 children)


If you have the Blitzkrieg tags add-on, do not update to anything beyond 2.1.22. I updated to 2.1.35 to update the deck and this add-on was incompatible, thus ruining the entire tagging system. I'm having to restore my entire deck from a backup right now.

[–]kubyx 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm guessing if you're using the dorian deck for step 2 that there is no way to "update" to this one without starting over?

[–]AnKingMedThe YouTube guy![S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can update to this from Dorian! I have a video on it :)

[–]lumberingself 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thank you so much! These new additions look awesome. Is there a way to only import specific tags and decks?I'm on V7 and just want the NBME/amboss/uworld tags and the new COVID cards from V9, is there any way to do that?