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Suddenly the favorites were gone?

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Suddenly the favorites were gone:

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IS there a way to get them back? In what file / where are they stored in?
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strange, you can go to the folder with 'settings>Integration - Paths'
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Re: Suddenly the favorites were gone?

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Sorry, whatfor? Why? Respectively, to what folder?
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in 'settings>Integration - Paths', you have 'open folder' to open the location of catalog, favorites, ...
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OK. Where are the favorites stored there, their locations, paths?

Cannot find something like that in xnview.ini.
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it's bookmark.ini
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Oops, so for the favorites. Sounds odd.

Cannot find such file here.

May be there is an issue caused by the PortableApps version, by the last update or so (perhapts since that the favorites are missing). Before I used the normal portable version from the download page here.

Is there a way to get the favorites back now?

How could one import / export all of the settings, especially one's own settings to another XnView?
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Re: Suddenly the favorites were gone?

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Elk wrote: Mon Mar 13, 2023 5:59 pm Is there a way to get the favorites back now?
If you have no more bookmark.ini, there is no way :(
How could one import / export all of the settings, especially one's own settings to another XnView?
you can backup all files in this folder
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you can backup all files in this folder
So then copy ALL of these files (not the sub folders?) in that folder to the similar folder of a new / actual XnViewMP and overwrite all files there?

In the new / destination XnViwMP there can not be updated files one could overwrite with the files of the source XnViewMP? There are some dll files, which might be updated sometimes (or are the files in that folder never updated?). So when such updated dll files are overwritten with the same dll files from the old / source XnViewMP it might not be good, I could imagine.

Sorry, I meant: Before I used the normal portable version from the download page here such has not happened before.
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i means backup files from folder where you have xnview.ini
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Sorry, I do not understand at all. What files do I have to back up?

Is that correct(?):
So then copy ALL of these files (not the sub folders?) in that folder to the similar folder of a new / actual XnViewMP and overwrite all files there?
In the new / destination XnViwMP there can not be updated files one could overwrite with the files of the source XnViewMP? There are some dll files, which might be updated sometimes (or are the files in that folder never updated?). So when such updated dll files are overwritten with the same dll files from the old / source XnViewMP it might not be good, I could imagine.
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all files in XnViewMP folder for settings (xnview.ini, bookmark.ini, xnview.db, ...)
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all files in XnViewMP folder for settings (xnview.ini, bookmark.ini, xnview.db, ...)
How does one know what files are for settings. db files are settings files as well? Are you able to name, list all of these files, not only a few of them so that one could copy them? That would absolutely be great and you would be a undaunted hero for me.
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xnview.ini: Settings
xnview.db & thumb.db: Catalog
bookmark.ini: Favorites
layout*.dat: Layouts
default.bar: Toolbar
default.keys: Shortcuts

you can have .iptc & .xxmp (iptc/xmp templates)
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Re: Suddenly the favorites were gone?

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Super, only a super hero can do something like that, thank you very much!

There obviously are disappeared some more settings files from my XnViewMP. E.g. the layout files.

It seems (some of) these setting files appear to have different locations in the Portable Apps version and the one downloadable from the Xn website. Kind of confusing. In the Portable Apps version obviously these settings files are stored at least in two different locations.

OK, so it seems to be better to use the version from the Xn website (not the one of Portable Apps), I assume. In this version all of the setting files at least have a single folder they are stored in.

By the way, may be an import / export option would be good. So one could with a single or two clicks import / export all of one's own settings. That could be so easy.