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Posted · Cura Profile Transfer

I have a very interesting dilemma, I had Cura on windows 7 on my PC. My windows had some issues with other functions to the point I had to save a back up of my hard drive and wipe the computer and install windows 10. I need to transfer all of my profile settings but have no ability (i think) to open cura to export my profile so i can import it to my new cura. Is there maybe a way to go into the program files and retrieve my settings some how? I worked for a long time to get my settings and don't want to have to start over. Any advise would be great!

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    Posted · Cura Profile Transfer

    Did you save the gcode files?  You can get the settings out of the gcode files as well.  If there are some still on your printer or hard drive somewhere then you can recover settings from those.  There are a few ways.

     

    Personally I just open the gcode file in an editor and jump to the bottom of the file.  There are a few lines at the bottom that say what profile you used and what settings overrides you used.  At first glance it looks like gibberish but if you take a deep breath and calm down and read it slowly it's actually quite easy to understand.  You can also import the settings from the gcode file into cura - I think it's in the "file" menu.  Or maybe there's a plugin.  I forget.

     

    Even better, if you saved project files, those you can just open and it loads everything.

     

     

     

     

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    Posted · Cura Profile Transfer
    8 hours ago, nallath said:

    You can create a backup by going to extensions - > backups.

     

    On the new machine you can just restore the backup.

    Not sure im understanding? I can not launch my old cura as it has no operating system right now.

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    Posted · Cura Profile Transfer
    3 hours ago, gr5 said:

    Did you save the gcode files?  You can get the settings out of the gcode files as well.  If there are some still on your printer or hard drive somewhere then you can recover settings from those.  There are a few ways.

     

    Personally I just open the gcode file in an editor and jump to the bottom of the file.  There are a few lines at the bottom that say what profile you used and what settings overrides you used.  At first glance it looks like gibberish but if you take a deep breath and calm down and read it slowly it's actually quite easy to understand.  You can also import the settings from the gcode file into cura - I think it's in the "file" menu.  Or maybe there's a plugin.  I forget.

     

    Even better, if you saved project files, those you can just open and it loads everything.

     

     

     

     

    I will go back into the g code files and look at them

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