[Solved] Restore Config

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[Solved] Restore Config

Postby CapCrockett » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:55 pm

Upon the last release of OO I decided to completely uninstall the old version, and thus I lost the color palette I liked, as well as some other settings. I have a backup, and the file OpenOffice is in my recycle bin. Can I restore the entire OpenOffice file without damaging my OO installation, or are there only specific folders or files that I can restore from by backup prior to uninstalling OO?
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Re: Restore Config

Postby Villeroy » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:14 pm

All your user settings are stored in your profile folder %APPDATA%\OpenOffice\4\user\
This folder is not touched by a regular de-installation. It remains until you (or some "clean up" software) deletes it.
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Re: Restore Config

Postby CapCrockett » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:33 pm

Thank you! You are the one!

P.S. I'm sorry I forgot to mark it as solved.
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Re: [Solved] Restore Config

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:41 pm

You should make a backup of the profile (exclude the /backup folder). It will keep your customization safe, especially if you've installed several extensions and made a lot of UI tweaking (toolbars and shortcuts but also words added to dictionary).
It can save much time, especially if you tweak a macro (be it from an extension or one you've added by yourself).
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Re: [Solved] Restore Config

Postby CapCrockett » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:43 pm

Thank you for that suggestion. I will ensure that I do.
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