Uploading a translation memory

To create a new, empty translation memory, follow these steps::

  1. Click the Add button at the top of the sidebar in your translation memories list page.
  2. Select Shared with everyone to allow all other users to search your translation memory. Select Not shared with everyone to restrict access to your translation memory only to those users whom you explicitly grant access.  Important: you cannot change this setting after you create the translation memory.  If you accidentally share a translation memory that should not have been shared with everyone, you must delete the translation memory.  At that point, you must wait for a few hours for Google Translator Toolkit to remove the translation memory content from our translation search index.  
  3. Click Save.
  4. When prompted to create an empty translation memory, click OK. The new, empty translation memory appears in your translation memories list.

To create a new translation memory from an existing file, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Add button at the top of the sidebar in your translation memories list page.
  2. Click Browse.
  3. Select the translation memory you'd like to open.
  4. Click Open.
  5. Select Shared with everyone to allow all other users to search your translation memory. Select Not shared with everyone to restrict access to your translation memory only to those users whom you explicitly grant access.  Important: you cannot change this setting after you create the translation memory.  If you accidentally share a translation memory that should not have been shared with everyone, you must delete the translation memory.  At that point, you must wait for a few hours for Google Translator Toolkit to remove the translation memory content from our translation search index.  
  6. Click Save. The uploaded file appears in your translation memories list.

To upload a translation memory file into an existing translation memory, follow these steps:

  1. Open the desired translation memory from the translation memories list page.
  2. Click the Upload translations tab.
  3. Click Browse.
  4. Select the translation memory you'd like to open.
  5. Click Save. Entries from the uploaded file are added to your existing translation memory.

Want to upload a TMX file with multiple source languages? Set the TMX file's header attribute srclang="*all*".

When uploading, please keep the following in mind:

  • You can only upload Translation Memory eXchange (TMX) files.
  • There are some file-size limits for uploading.
  • Important:  You cannot change a translation memory's Sharing setting after you create the translation memory.  If you accidentally share a translation memory that should not have been shared with everyone, you must delete the translation memory.  At that point, you must wait a few hours for Google Translator Toolkit to remove the translation memory content from our translation search index.