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Posted · Cura 4.13.1 Moving settings/profiles to new computer

Yea, I'm still on 4.13.1... my hard drive is failing, so I bought a new drive that I will reinstall 4.13.1 on, but I REALLY need to move my settings and profiles to the new drive. Where/how do I do that? Even though the old drive is failing, I still have access to it.

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    Posted · Cura 4.13.1 Moving settings/profiles to new computer

    Get your configurations files by selecting help and open the configuration folder from the menu. You should be able to copy the most recent version folder and then when Cura upgrades to a new version it will use the previous versions data. Here is a view of my old versions:image.thumb.png.14b1bfc05e06c59b55e735013ca77a57.png

    You might also be able to just replace the latest versions with an older one but I would run a test or two to ensure it works before relying on that.

    If you have another computer you can always test this out by installing Cura on it and then copying and pasting the old version folder in place of the new version. With each version change there are changes which may cause issues. If it does not work you can always try putting the old Cura config folder in place before upgrading to see if the new Cura update will create the new configuration from your old version.

    I would first install the version you are currently running and copy the existing configuration folder over to the new machine. Check if it works. If it does install the new version and see if Cura upgrades the system properly by creating a new folder bringing forward all the old data.

    The Cura program files etc. are totally independent of your configuration files, so if there is a problem it will be with the configuraton folder and files.


    If all else fails with this easy method, I believe there are export and import tools you can use. I have never had to resort to those so I am not familiar with them.

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