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Posted (edited) · All printer settings and materials lost

Hello i just started cura and it showed the initial setup screen where you are forced to create a printer. Yesterday everything was fine i had my printer and all my filaments set up as materials.

The screenshot attached shows the configuration error message i get now when i start. I did not update or anything from yesterday to today just restart the pc. Maybe a auto update caused this? Is there a way to get the configurations back?




I just discovered the last profile (printsettings profile) i used is still there the other ones are lost as well as the saved materials, very strange.

Also i checked in the settings and auto update is turned off. I am running version 4.6.1

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    Posted · All printer settings and materials lost

    I found a 2 month old Zip file in the config folder and copied it over, i got nearly all my settings and materials back. Still i do not know what happend but now i know what to backup in case it happens again...

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    Posted · All printer settings and materials lost

    I've recently found a bug with some profile writing that could cause the corruption (i'm not a 100% sure if I fixed it, since it happend once every few thousand saves, so it's hard to validate it). This should be fixed for 4.7


    Other than that, you can enable backups in extensions -> cura backup

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    Posted (edited) · All printer settings and materials lost

    I had a similar problem with 5.4.0. Materials and printers are there but the first-time setup makes me add a printer anyway so I thought they were lost until I looked closer (Preferences, Configure cura, Printers had all of my old printers and duplicate printers I was adding when Cura asked by force). Solutions are discussed at the topics below:




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