Jump to content
changedsoul

Share Configs between Linux & Windows

Recommended Posts

Posted · Share Configs between Linux & Windows

Has anyone tried this? I dual boot between windows and linux. I hate having to boot into windows to make a print when I am currently working in linux. I copied my cura folder AppData in windows into the .local/share/cura just to see if it would pick up the settings. It seems some settings came over while others did not. Settings like which print settings I have hidden or shown did not carry over. It seems my custom print profiles got picked up.

Im wondering what locations cura uses when loading so i can link them in linux to the windows locations so "I hope" I can just boot back and forth and have all my settings shared between boots. It seems cura uses more than just the location in Appdata.

Has anyone tried this with success without corrupting something?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Share Configs between Linux & Windows

Hello @changedsoul, on the Linux side, Cura stores state in ~/.local/share/cura/VERSION and ~/.config/cura/VERSION.

 

BTW, I created git repos in both of those directories which I occasionally use to snapshot my profiles, etc. Then if Cura goes berserk and trashes everything I can recover my previous state easily.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Share Configs between Linux & Windows
4 minutes ago, burtoogle said:

Hello @changedsoul, on the Linux side, Cura stores state in ~/.local/share/cura/VERSION and ~/.config/cura/VERSION.

 

BTW, I created git repos in both of those directories which I occasionally use to snapshot my profiles, etc. Then if Cura goes berserk and trashes everything I can recover my previous state easily.

What would be the equivalent directories under windows? I notice there are a few places, AppData/Local and AppData/Roaming. Roaming seems to be the bulk of it, but I can not seem to get my print settings to carry over. I tried placing the the AppData/Local into the .config/cura with no luck. I also seem to have a cura folder under .cache, so I have three, one is .cache, .config, and .share.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Share Configs between Linux & Windows

>BTW, I created git repos in both of those directories 

Brilliant!

 

I never create or store profiles.  Instead I *always* save as a project ("file save").  That saves as a .3mf file.  Then later when I print something new I think "let's see - this is similar to that part I printed yesterday" and I load the 3mf file for that part and then delete the old and drag in the new part.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Share Configs between Linux & Windows

You don't need to store the .cache files. As the name implies, that's where we store cached files. They only exist to speed up the booting of Cura after first run. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura 4.0 | Stable available!
      Ultimaker Cura 4.0 is mainly focused on the improved user interface and cloud integration.
      As always, we want to collect your user feedback for this release. If there are any improvements you can think of, feel free to mention it here and help us to shape the next release.
      • 96 replies
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!