Where does XnView MP store its setting files on a Mac?

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cosmosgu
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Where does XnView MP store its setting files on a Mac?

Post by cosmosgu »

Dear all,

I am trying to reset XnView MP's settings on a Mac but cannot find its setting files. Searching "XnView" in my whole disk and in my library folder does not yield anything. I tried removing the .app file and downloading a fresh copy from XnView MP's website, but apparently this did not return XnView MP to its fresh state because the startup wizard did not appear when I started the application.
Where does XnView MP store its setting files on a Mac and how can I reset them?

Thank you for your help.
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Re: Where does XnView MP store its setting files on a Mac?

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in ~/.config/xnviewmp
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Re: Where does XnView MP store its setting files on a Mac?

Post by eph »

Hello, This folder does not seem to exist, and XnViewMP keeps crashing on opening..
How can I find the config location?
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Re: Where does XnView MP store its setting files on a Mac?

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the .config folder is hidden so you can access it via a terminal
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Re: Where does XnView MP store its setting files on a Mac?

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I mean I see no xnviewmp folder in the .config folder..
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Re: Where does XnView MP store its setting files on a Mac?

Post by eph »

So there is no ~/.config/xnviewmp on my mac.
Also tried clearing defaults this way, but no success :

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defaults delete com.xnview.* && rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.xnview.*
FYI - response:

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defaults[1028:20530] 
Domain (com.xnview.*) not found.
Defaults have not been changed.
How else can I revert the settings to default please?
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Re: Where does XnView MP store its setting files on a Mac?

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you have Settings>Integration - Path - Open location
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Re: Where does XnView MP store its setting files on a Mac?

Post by beachnik »

Pierre,
- I just stumbled upon the OP’s message and thought I’d add some clarification.
- Please feel free to delete this post if I’ve got the details wrong.
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On my macOS, the installation of XnView MP by default put the settings file – xnview.ini – in a hidden folder – ‘.xnviewmp’ – immediately inside the Home folder.

Don’t see ‘hidden’ folders and files? The keyboard command to show hidden is to press these keys simultaneously: shift-command-period
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Re: Where does XnView MP store its setting files on a Mac?

Post by eph »

It turns out (with help from Pierre) that on Mac (at least mine) the settings are stored here:

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~/.xnviewmp
Ini deleted, all works again, and upgraded to version 1.00. Huge congrats by the way!! 8)
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Re: Where does XnView MP store its setting files on a Mac?

Post by ragazzo »

xnview wrote: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:33 am in ~/.config/xnviewmp
And there they are! Thank you everyone!