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Support => Installation Help => Topic started by: llaves on December 31, 2020, 17:48:15 pm

Title: Tranferring settings to new computer
Post by: llaves on December 31, 2020, 17:48:15 pm
I moved my license from my old machine to new. This post (https://cambamcnc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5464.0/index.php) suggests everything is in the system folder, so I copied the contents of Program Data\CamBam Plus 1.0 to the new computer
Pretty much everything xferred as expected, except for a some interface settings like colors and such.
Is there another file I need to copy?



Thanks.
Title: Re: Tranferring settings to new computer
Post by: EddyCurrent on December 31, 2020, 18:25:17 pm
Colours are found in  the file; CamBam1.0.config, located in, C:\ProgramData\CamBam plus 1.0

Did you also copy the sub folders in C:\ProgramData\CamBam plus 1.0 ?
Title: Re: Tranferring settings to new computer
Post by: llaves on December 31, 2020, 19:04:52 pm
Yes, I copied the entire directory tree. But telling me that CamBam1.0.config was the key.
In my old installation I had modified the SystemPath (for reasons I no longer remember). Turns out that the config file is stored in the default system path, not the edited one. So when I copied the directory, the config file was not stored there.
This is an interesting quandary. The value of SystemPath is stored in the config file, so how would the program know where to look for the config file if it hasn't read it yet to know the SystemPath value?
Title: Re: Tranferring settings to new computer
Post by: dh42 on January 01, 2021, 01:42:26 am
Hello

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This is an interesting quandary. The value of SystemPath is stored in the config file, so how would the program know where to look for the config file if it hasn't read it yet to know the SystemPath value?

It's because the CamBam config file is ALWAYS saved at the default "C:\ProgramData\CamBam plus 1.0\" location, even if you change the path for the systempath in the options ;)

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David