A step-by-step guide to importing your Classic projects into Basecamp 2

1. First, reach out to the Basecamp support team. They can help you start a Basecamp 2 account.

2. Once your new account is set up, you’ll see your new Basecamp account. Head on over to your Account page.

Screenshot showing a highlighted box drawn around the Account link

3. Scroll down, and you'll see an option to start importing your Classic projects.

Screenshot of the 'Move projects from Basecamp Classic' section

4. Click that link and you’ll see a list of all your Classic projects. Click the “Import this project” link next to any project you want to import into the new Basecamp. Repeat for each project you want to import.

FAQs about importing projects and people from Classic.

Do I have to import all my projects?

Nope, not at all. You can import one at a time or all at once. It’s up to you. You don’t even need to import any projects - you can start from scratch with no projects in Basecamp 2.

If I import a project into the new Basecamp, what happens to the project in Classic?

Everything that was in Classic stays in Classic. Importing a project archives it in Classic. Changes made in your new account will not affect the archived project in Basecamp Classic.

Do my users come over too or just projects?

If you import a project the people come with it. Users can sign into the new Basecamp with the same username and password they’ve been using for Classic.