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I will be upgrading to a W7 64-bit machine. I have Retro 7.7 installed on my current machine (Vista 32), but want to make sure that all of my scripts and preference are moved to the new machine. Where are the scripts/preferences for Retrospect stored?

 

I have found a post in the forum on this for Retro 8 (Mac), but couldn't find the path mentioned in that post. It doesn't seem to apply to Windows installs.

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See the section entitled "Moving Retrospect" on page 272 of the Retrospect 7.5/7.6 User's Guide.

 

Note that this IS NOT the same as exporting/importing scripts, selectors (rules), etc. It's a transfer of the entire configuration. Many have requested over the years that scripts, selectors, etc., be exportable (or, at least, stored in separate files) so that Retrospect could be more easily transported to a different machine; no action on that front...

 

I have found a post in the forum on this for Retro 8 (Mac), but couldn't find the path mentioned in that post.

Perhaps that is because there is no User's Guide for Retrospect 8 (Mac). It's only been out a year, why should there be any documentation?

 

It doesn't seem to apply to Windows installs.

Yep. See above.

 

Russ

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Thanks for that Russ.

 

I am still struggling to find the preference/script files in Vista's folder structure. I can't find any file named Config75 or Config?? anywhere and the file paths given in the manuals (that same section in the manual for 7.7 is verbatim from 7.6, by the way) are from XP. The 7.7 manual also still refers to Config75.dat.

 

Any ideas on what the name of the file is in 7.7 or where it would be saved in Vista? It isn't in the Retrospect application directory. Many thanks in advance.

 

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I believe that the file is still named Config75.dat for historical reasons. I'm not running 7.x, so I can't help you there.

 

I think the file is in

 

/Docs and Settings/All Users/Application Data/Retrospect

 

or the alternate location of the same directory as the Retrospect program.

 

Russ

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Sorry if it wasn't clear. The current OS is Vista, so the references to Documents and Settings for XP don't apply. The config75.dat file isn't in the Vista equivalent path or in the program files folder either. In fact, a search of the entire drive for config75.dat comes up empty.

 

It's crazy to have to rebuild all of the scripts, but it shouldn't be this difficult to find the preferences file.

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Sorry if it wasn't clear. The current OS is Vista, so the references to Documents and Settings for XP don't apply. The config75.dat file isn't in the Vista equivalent path or in the program files folder either. In fact, a search of the entire drive for config75.dat comes up empty.

 

On Vista and Win7, the config files are in \Users\All Users\Retrospect, which Microsoft in its infinite wisdom has made totally invisible from the GUI. You cannot see or search the All Users directory using Explorer. Go to a command line; the files are there.

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