I’ve been asked many times how to export and share ScratchJr projects.
It is a common problem (especially on Android tablets) that the imported ScratchJr project does not show up. Fortunately, there is a simple workaround that usually helps!
How to save a ScratchJr project and send it via email?
First, create your ScratchJr project and save it on one device. To save your project, click the yellow ribbon in the upper right corner, then enter the name of the project:
Next, click the “For parents” button and you will be asked to solve a very difficult math problem 😊 This is because an adult must approve sharing projects online.
Next, click the “Share by email” button, choose your favorite mail app and send the auto-generated email with attachment. Of course, you can change the default content of the email – what matters is the attachment.
This attachment is your project saved as a special file in the .sjr format.
Open ScratchJr project from an email – the happy path
As the next step, we will try to open the same project on a different device.
It may seem obvious, but you have to make sure that the ScratchJr app is installed on the other device! 😊
Open the email and find the .sjr file (you can download it, but it’s not necessary). Next, click (tap) on the .sjr file attachment. When you do it for the first time, there might be a popup asking what app you’d like to use. Choose ScratchJr.
On some systems the ScratchJr app opens up automatically. And sometimes, you must close the email app and open the ScratchJr app yourself.
On the home screen, you should see your imported project with a blue ribbon on it:
ScratchJr project does not show up! How to open ScratchJr project on Android?
If the happy path didn’t work for you and you still cannot see the new ScratchJr project, try this way:
1.) open up the ScratchJr app and open a new project (just a new blank project).
2.) do not close the ScratchJr app in the Android system (it should be running in background)
3.) open the email app, open the email with attachment and tap on the .sjr file
4.) go back to the ScratchJr app and (only now!) click the orange house icon to go back to the “My Projects” page
The new project should be visible there!
Did it work for you, was it helpful? Please let me know!
i work but at the mobile app how about pc?
I have same problem, I can’t share scratch Jr project via pc
Hi Zaki and Mery!
what exactly do you want to do? Would you like to share from one PC to another PC?
You can read about reloading saved projects on the ScratchJr-Desktop site https://jfo8000.github.io/ScratchJr-Desktop/
Reloading saved projects
For classroom use, sometimes it is handy to pre-configure a set of projects. All of the projects all save into the same Documents/ScratchJR/scratchjr.sqllite file. To set up projects beforehand, you can make a backup copy of this file.
Make starter projects for your class – set up Scratch Jr with the projects you want everyone to use.
Open up the ScratchJR folder inside of Documents
Copy the scratchjr.sqllite file to scratchjr.sqllite.restore
Re-open ScratchJR for desktop.
After completing, there will be a menu option for restoring the projects. This will reset all the projects back to a clean copy of your projects. This is handy for a shared classroom setting where you don’t wish to save the work between students.
My kids using this application on Desktop version (Windows 10). However, they are not able to sent their saved project through email where the android version have it. Do you now how to do it on Desktop version , please?
unfortunately that is not possible. The mobile version of the application and the desktop version save the projects in a slightly different way (the file format is different). Therefore, it’s not possible to share the projects between desktop and mobile.
Ferianto, I have the same challenge. I have installed Bluestacks (a kind of Android OS emulator) in my laptop running MS Windows 10. Bluestack creates a virtual Android environment over MS Windows and you can get access to Google Play Store to install a native Android ScratchJr apk. After that, you are able to get into App Folder and select Media Manger (Android file Manager) to find your SJR files. Just duble-click them and will be open in ScratchJR.
muy buenas, cuando trato de compartir mis proyectos ScratchJr, me sale que no puede encontrar el dispositivo.
is there any way i can share from desktop to desktop? desktop installation never gave me the option to use at home or at school, so i don’t have the “for parents” option
If you’re using the Desktop ScratchJr version, the way to share projects is to copy the scratchjr.sqllite file
Your can read about it here: https://jfo8000.github.io/ScratchJr-Desktop/ (in the ‘reloading saved projects” section)
The scratchjr.sqllite contains details of all projects, so be coping this file your share all the projects at once.
It works ! the second method is what i have been looking for, for more than 3 years now.
Thank you so much !
I’m so happy that it was helpful! 🙂 I also had issues with sharing on Android and it took me soem time to discover the trick 😉
All the best!
Hi, this is not working for me at all, the phone cannot find the application to open the file even when scratch is open in the background as suggested above. Please help.
Hi, my child used to be in the program on the computer Hello, but I could not submit my project. Send button is missing