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  • Tue, Mar 31 2009 3:24 PM

    • Alcy
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    Saving/restoring user settings/profiles

    I need to save all my Avid settings including workspaces, keyboard mappings, and layout etc. to a backup hard drive. I have searched for "export user settings", "save user settings", "backup user settings" but found very little information on archiving all my avid settings.  So here are my questions:

    1. How to backup/archive all my avid settings?
    2. How to restore all my avid settings?
    3. Is there a way redirect all my Avid settings to a different hard drive?

    Thank you for any suggestion.

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  • Tue, Mar 31 2009 3:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Saving/restoring user settings/profiles

    Hi,

    Alcy:
    1. How to backup/archive all my avid settings?

    Somewhere on your machine is a folder called Avid Users, and inside it is a file named the same as your user settings.  For example, mine is in Avid Users > Carl.  This folder has all your user settings.  Back it up.

    Alcy:
    2. How to restore all my avid settings?

    Remember the user settings folder inside the Avid Users folder from question 1?  If anything happens to it, replace it with the backup copy.

    Alcy:
    3. Is there a way redirect all my Avid settings to a different hard drive?

    When you open a project, click on the Select User drop down list, and go to Import User Settings.  Then just navigate to wherever you've put your user settings folder.

    good luck,
    Carl

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  • Tue, Mar 31 2009 4:02 PM In reply to

    • Alcy
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    Re: Saving/restoring user settings/profiles

    Thanks for the quick response. I'd appreciated. I'll give those suggestions a try tonight.

    On your third suggestion to my third question, it seems to me that the procedure you described only imports the settings into the default location that Avid wants and not really redirecting Avid to use the settings in the folder that I want. Is this true?

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    1TB HD and 1.5TB HD Internal
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  • Wed, Apr 1 2009 3:03 AM In reply to

    • Alcy
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    Re: Saving/restoring user settings/profiles

    Okya, I just want to confirm. Is this the right location and folder?

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Avid Media Composer\Avid Users\%username%

    So by backing this folder up, it's every settings in Avid, correct?

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    Dual Intel Xeon E5530 2.4GHz
    24GB RAM
    SAS 320GB @ 15K RPM OS Hard Drive
    1TB HD and 1.5TB HD Internal
    Nvidia Quadro FX 3800

  • Wed, Apr 1 2009 4:10 AM In reply to

    Re: Saving/restoring user settings/profiles

    "... So by backing this folder up, it's every settings in Avid, correct? ..."

    Not "every" Avid setting.  Those are just the User Settings.  There are also Project Settings that reside in the Project folder.  These have the extension .avs.  If you backup an entire Proect folder, you'll get those as well.

    Additionally, there are several Global Settings, but these typically aren't backed up.  They are:

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  • Sat, Apr 18 2009 3:44 PM In reply to

    • Alcy
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    Re: Saving/restoring user settings/profiles

    Okay, now that I'm using Vista, I don't see "All Users" folder as in Windows XP anymore. Where in my Vista profile do I restore my settings to?

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  • Sat, Apr 18 2009 4:31 PM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Saving/restoring user settings/profiles

    Alcy:

    Okay, now that I'm using Vista

    Yes, that is noticed, and, as when you buy a very new car that you never have drove before in your whole life, you are not going to drive 1500 miles the first day, you´ll have to learn how the car behaves first, right ?

    I have used Vista since the number versions, a very nice OS, once correct configured after the installation, might take a couple of days to get used to it and get everything right.

    All your Media composer settings and folders, including the attic and the user settings, are located in a folder named Avid Media Composer and that one is located into your shared documents folder.

     

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