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Posted · Cura Profile Location
On 3/23/2020 at 1:28 PM, Hausi1234 said:

For those who got here by the same google search:

 

C:\Users\*YOUR USERNAME*\AppData\Roaming\cura

Thank you very much.

My reason for asking is that I cannot find 2 older Cura profiles I imported. When I want to import again, Cura says that it is already there and save them as name(1). But, I cannot find them when I look for them under "Profiles".

Can it be that v4.x doesn't "read" v3.x?

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    Posted · Cura Profile Location

    For those that google keeps dumping here the more detailed answer is:

     

    under "quality_changes" in the above roaming directory location.  It creates two files with an inst extension for each profile you have.

     

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    Posted · Cura Profile Location

    For those who find this in google now...
    The actual folder where the files containing the profiles are with the current version (4.12)

    C:\Users\[YOUR USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\cura\[version]\quality_changes\

     

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    Posted · Cura Profile Location

    For those wandering in After June 2022, Ultimaker Cura 5.0.0 stores them in the following newer, dumber, non-appdata location:

     

    Program Files/Ultimaker Cura 5.0.0/share/cura/resources/

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    Posted (edited) · Cura Profile Location
    On 7/1/2022 at 10:36 PM, jackharvest said:

    For those wandering in After June 2022, Ultimaker Cura 5.0.0 stores them in the following newer, dumber, non-appdata location:

     

    Program Files/Ultimaker Cura 5.0.0/share/cura/resources/

    ugh, rough.   whelp, looks like i have something else to add to part of my robocopy backup script once i get cura back up properly.  (first clean windows install in a lot of years for 11 recently, havent gotten to cura yet)

    thanks for the info :)

    Edited by klepp0906
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    Posted · Cura Profile Location
    On 7/2/2022 at 4:36 AM, jackharvest said:

    After June 2022, Ultimaker Cura 5.0.0 stores them in the following newer, dumber, non-appdata location:

    This is untrue. The location that you mention/found is where default profiles are stored, not where user-created configuration data is stored. Cura cannot even write to the location you mention (unless you launch Cura with administrator privileges, which you should not do). The user-created configuration data is stored where it has been stored since Cura 2.5:

     

    %APPDATA%\cura, in a folder with the name of the Cura version. So in most cases, for Cura 5.0, that would be C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\cura\5.0

     

    I cannot stress enough that it is inadvisable to change files in the Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 5.0\ folder.

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    Posted · Cura Profile Location

    How come when I go to help and click show configuration folder, it does nothing.

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    Posted · Cura Profile Location
    41 minutes ago, Filmman586 said:

    How come

    I don't know. What OS do you use?

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    Posted (edited) · Cura Profile Location
    21 hours ago, Filmman586 said:

    How come when I go to help and click show configuration folder, it does nothing.

    It won't show anything in Cura (V5 in my case), but will pop open a Windows Explorer window (the file browser) at the correct location.  Did it perhaps pop up behind the Cura window?

     

    And, if that isn't working for some reason, for V5 the files are indeed in C:\users\<you>\AppData\Roaming\Cura\5.0.  But, if you get to C:\users\<you> and do not see the AppData folder, then you need to enable "hidden" folders to be shown.  Do that here:

     

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    Posted · Cura Profile Location

    Why is it when I copy and past, %APPDATA%\cura\5.1, into my file manager it gives me an error saying that the file doesn't exist? 

    I saw a forum talking about your windows username messing up the C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\cura\5.1 file but i tried changing the username to my cura username, getting rid of the space in the username and still nothing is showing up.

    Anyone have an answer?

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    Posted · Cura Profile Location

    Use Cura showing and directing you to the correct place where the configuration folder live. That way there is absolutely no confusion about this question (and this is why the entry exists in the menu). It it mentioned in the second post in this thread.

     

    Some remarks:

    1. Cura: -->Help -->Show Configuration Folder

    2. Each Cura version have its own configuration folder (... 4.13, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2 ...)

    3. Everything in %appdata% is for usual Windows user not visible as this is an hidden folder structure. You maybe need to change configuration of your Explorer / file manager to see them. (For Explorer see one post above your post for the )

     

    BTW:

    %APPDATA%\cura\5.1 works fine in case you had installed this version and not delete the configuration files  during an update / uninstall of Cura. %APPDATA%\cura works as well to find all existing configurations, but again: use Cura to show you the way to your "journey".

     

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    Posted (edited) · Cura Profile Location
    On 2/18/2019 at 3:00 AM, nallath said:

    help-> show configuration folder

    I found this both in local and program files, however, I haven't been able to locate were the profiles are. I was able to copy over my printers, extruders, and materials using dropbox sync but the only way iv been able to get my custom profiles is to use extension "Import Export Profiles" which you have to convert the profile to a .CSV file share it on dropbox then use the same extension on the other pc to import the .CSV file as a profile then save as new profile. Having an extensive amount of custom profiles dialed in for different materials and prints this will take days to accomplish using this method. 

     

    Can anyone tell me what sub folder the profiles are in that way I can just transfer all of them at one time?

     

    Edit: I found the custom profile under "quality_changes"

     

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    Posted · Cura Profile Location
    On 1/11/2023 at 10:02 PM, HutchRS said:

    Why is it when I copy and past, %APPDATA%\cura\5.1, into my file manager it gives me an error saying that the file doesn't exist? 

    I saw a forum talking about your windows username messing up the C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\cura\5.1 file but i tried changing the username to my cura username, getting rid of the space in the username and still nothing is showing up.

    Anyone have an answer?

    Open Cura open the top tab that says "help: click on "Show configuration settings" it will bring you there automatically.

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    Posted · Cura Profile Location

    Keep in mind there is not only one file that is the "configuration file". The configuration is a set of files where the files have dependencies to each other. You need them all for a functional configuration in Cura.

     

    Here is a good starting point to learn how these work:

    https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/wiki/Definition-Files-Explained

    and

    https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/wiki/Profiles-&-Settings

     

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