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Jake McCord
Minmatar
McCord Industries
Terran Commonwealth
Posted - 2008.10.31 16:54:00 - [1]
 

On advice from a friend who's been playing longer than me, I re-installed the EVE client, after first wiping it off my hard drive completely. Problem is, when you do this, you lose certain info. Specifically, IGB bookmarks, locations for cargo hold, and other cargo type windows, and Overview settings. Does ANYONE know where this info is stored on your computer and what the file name might be? I figure this is info we might like to save.

The re-installation did fix numerous problems. But losing all this info, created a totally different problem.

Jake McCord
Minmatar
McCord Industries
Terran Commonwealth
Posted - 2008.11.01 23:07:00 - [2]
 

No one?

Menthu'hotep
Posted - 2008.11.02 11:04:00 - [3]
 

There is a "settings" folder, which can be found in the "AppData" folder tree. Look for "CCP" then "EVE". You may save that folder before uninstall, and after re-install you may copy back its contents.

The place of your Appdata folder tree depends on your operating system. Under Vista it can be found in "Users\your name\AppData\Local". Under XP it should be under "Documents and settings\your name\AppData\" (not quite sure about the latter).

Jake McCord
Minmatar
McCord Industries
Terran Commonwealth
Posted - 2008.11.03 01:02:00 - [4]
 

Thanks very much for the information!!

Rutger Centemus
Phantom Squad
Atlas.
Posted - 2008.11.03 03:56:00 - [5]
 

Funny thing: do a reinstall, but install the client on another partition / disk than the one containing your OS.
In this case, it seems no settingsfolder is even created (at least not that I can find on my freshly installed XP-box ugh).

Jake McCord
Minmatar
McCord Industries
Terran Commonwealth
Posted - 2008.11.10 16:03:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Rutger Centemus
Funny thing: do a reinstall, but install the client on another partition / disk than the one containing your OS.
In this case, it seems no settingsfolder is even created (at least not that I can find on my freshly installed XP-box ugh).
The settings folder isn't created until after you first login. At least, that's what I discovered.

Carcusian
Global Criminal Countdown
Posted - 2008.11.10 21:48:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Carcusian on 10/11/2008 21:51:58
you'll have to have your computer set to show hidden files.
in xp go to your settings folder in:
c:\documents and settings\(user)\local settings\application data\CCP\EVE\; if ur using the "/end /LUA:OFF" switch, go to the client directory to find the settings folder.

each account and each character on your account (up to three, ofc) will have a .dat file associated with it regarding settings like bookmark folders, etc:
1. is a char_######. dat (the ###### is whatever number you have).
2. is a user_######.dat (again the ###### is w/e it is). the numbers for
these 2 files are not the same.

API users will recognize the that the numbers in the user_ dat file correspond to your API User ID. each char_ file relates to one of the characters on your account. the only way to know which char_ dat file relates to which character is to check which is created the very first time you fully log that character in on a fresh install, unfortunately.

These 2 or more .dat files are what you'll need to backup and replace into any fresh installs you'll make; or, placed into you SiSi directory copy to transfer settings. Be sure to back them up often if you tend to crash or get corruption alot.

And yes, the settings folder is not created until after your first login.

Cheers. :)

xXxKatsujinxXx
Posted - 2008.11.10 21:53:00 - [8]
 

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