Bulk resurrecting radicals

Hi everyone! My first post on this forum!
I’m tentatively returning to WK (and learning Japanese in general) after a good year and I’m finding I remembered much less than I thought I would lol. I want to basically go back to level 1 and re-learn at least the radicals, which I think would kick-start all my mnemonics and help me remember the kanji quicker.
Is there a way to resurrect burned items in bulk? Or do I have to go through each radical (and probably most kanji) on levels 1-3 separately? Obviously that would take a hot minute lol especially on mobile.

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I think just resetting to level 1 would give you exactly that - everything starts from a clean slate.

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I was still using it for Kanji a few months ago.

Lol, I don’t know why I haven’t thought about that. It’s probably the best thing to do with how little I feel I remember, even though it’s a scary step haha

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I recommend still going through even though it feels hard. You might get surprised how fast you adapt and come back again. Personally I came back after few months of being busy and my reviews were on the 300s, I just did them in like two days of hard effort. Now I’m back again at this, you can do it too.

Restarting was the best thing that I did for myself. You’re going to be putting in so much time trying to recall everything that its going to hinder anything new that you learn. If you say that you don’t remember that much odds are a lot of stuff is going to get knocked back down to apprentice anyway. At least with a restart you’d be able to learn everything from a blank slate again.

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I would suggest to concentrate more on kanji and vocab than radicals. After you learn the kanji and vocab the radicals will be forgotten. Many (most?) native Japanese do not know the names of radicals.

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Two years ago, I bulk resurrected every non-radical item, 2670 in all. I don’t remember exactly how I did it, but I remember writing some Javascript code in the browser console to do it. I think I probably just wrote a script to call the API in a loop to resurrect every individual item.

Also this. Knowing the radicals is only useful to help remember the kanji mnenomics to help you learn the kanji. You’ll forget most of the radicals once you get farther along anyway.