Where are FileBot's settings saved? (copy to new machine)

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Mech_Man
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Where are FileBot's settings saved? (copy to new machine)

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How can I copy/transfer my current settings and format expressions to a different machine (or a new install of my current one)?

IE: Where does FileBot keep my preferences, settings and such?
(I don't see this information in the *.ini file.)

I need to do a clean (re)install of Windows 7, which will require me to also do a new/clean/virgin install of all my software.
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Re: Where are FileBot's settings saved? (copy to new machine

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Settings are in the registry. Rename history is somewhere in APP_DATA.

But FileBot is pretty much state-less, so just copy your formats and that should be pretty much it.
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Re: Where are FileBot's settings saved? (copy to new machine

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rednoah wrote:Settings are in the registry. Rename history is somewhere in APP_DATA.

But FileBot is pretty much state-less, so just copy your formats and that should be pretty much it.
Thanks, that's what I thought.
I keep a text file with my current rename format-expressions for the three types, but I also sometimes alternate between several format-expressions for the same type.
IE: rename vs rename to new path
and it was convenient to just hit the pull-down to change. Now I'll have to make sure I'd saved all my past-but-keeper versions before I do the reinstall.
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Re: Where are FileBot's settings saved? (copy to new machine

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That makes sense. Format History is all in the registry. Somewhere in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft.

Here's more info on where exactly:
http://stackoverflow.com/a/14335107/1514467
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