Author Topic: what files must be saved  (Read 2340 times)

afflictedd2

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what files must be saved
« on: May 07, 2010, 03:25:48 am »
which files must be saved to keep the configuration when changing system.
I have a bunch of macros.. and alias commands plugins I've added to my slickedit
and I don't want to lose that when I switch computer.

Ed.

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Re: what files must be saved
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 10:31:26 am »
all in your config dir ( Help | About ) - Program Information  tab - scroll to the bottom

mine looks like

Installation Directory: C:\Program Files\SlickEditV15.0.0\ (non-removabledrive,NTFS,223390MB free)
Configuration Directory: d:\SE\15.0.0\ (non-removable drive,NTFS,158698MB free)


so just copy all what is in eg: d:\SE\15.0.0\


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Re: what files must be saved
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010, 12:52:57 pm »
If you're worried about settings and being able to get back to them, there is also Export/Import in the Options dialog.  I use that to back up my settings, and even recovered them once.  Works well.

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Re: what files must be saved
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010, 01:05:02 pm »
also jimlangrunner advise is good, i have forgotten about it

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Re: what files must be saved
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010, 02:35:20 pm »
When you say "changing the system", do you just mean a different computer or upgraded OS (Win Vista to Win 7 for example), or to a new OS or architecture (Win Vista to Linux, for example).

If you're upgrading to a newer OS or a different machine with the same OS, then you *can* just copy over the config directory. If you do this, don't copy over the tagfiles subdirectory. You'll want to have all those rebuilt on the new computer. You may also want to exclude the vsdelta subdirectory, which keeps track of backup history, if your source directories will have a different structure on the new box.

If you're moving to a different OS, then you should use the options Import/Export facility.

afflictedd2

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Re: what files must be saved
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010, 03:21:03 pm »
great thanks. I'm changing operating system to Linux.

I had some macros I downloaded and loaded as modules, but I can't execute them on the Slickedit of my linux box, where do I find those?