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Author Topic: Location of settings for FARR?  (Read 583 times)

dordabis

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Location of settings for FARR?
« on: October 16, 2020, 06:06 AM »
Installed a new HDD and put Windows 10 on it, old Windows installation still available on an accessory drive. Reinstalled FARR (of course!) and now I need all my shortcuts and search priority settings, etc, in other words all my settings and customizations. Looked at the old HDD, looked under DonationCoder and FindandRunRobot folders .... cannot find anything obvious. Probably just tired, long day.

Where should I look?

Thanks!

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Re: Location of settings for FARR?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 06:44 AM »
I think it's in C:\Users\[UserName]\Documents\DonationCoder\FindAndRunRobot.  This would also depend on it not being the portable version; since you didn't immediately see it in the directory, I'm pretty sure this is correct.

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Re: Location of settings for FARR?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 06:49 AM »
Oh thank you so much! I was dreading having to input all that again!  :Thmbsup:

Fantastic!

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Re: Location of settings for FARR?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 10:54 PM »
Is there any way I can permanently change the location of these settings? I have some folders I use for settings used in multiple apps

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Re: Location of settings for FARR?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 11:57 PM »
Is there any way I can permanently change the location of these settings? I have some folders I use for settings used in multiple apps

Not from my look at the options, though Mouser could tell you for sure.

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Re: Location of settings for FARR?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 04:59 PM »
I must say this program has the most unusual placement of files...configuration settings in the user documents folder (no other app does this). It breaks a lot of coding conventions, and this is not a good thing.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2020, 06:10 PM by dordabis »

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Re: Location of settings for FARR?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 07:04 PM »
It's okay, I deleted FARR and installed Everything. It searches instantly, not on-the-fly.
https://www.voidtools.com/

Search time went down from sometimes 20 seconds to 1 second.

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Re: Location of settings for FARR?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2020, 10:07 PM »
FARR and Everything are not the same type of program.  And a lot of FARR's conventions are because it is a program from an era before Windows had solidified its conventions for a lot of things.  But there's space for many different types of tools for many different types of users, so if Everything does what you want, then that's good.

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Re: Location of settings for FARR?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2020, 05:31 AM »
Is there any way I can permanently change the location of these settings? I have some folders I use for settings used in multiple apps

You could make a hard link. That way you can backup/edit the settings in one file location while FARR reads/writes/uses settings in another file location.
https://docs.microso...dows-commands/mklink
https://www.howtogee...on-windows-or-linux/

Like wraith808 wrote, FARR and Everything only partly overlap in features. Everything finds any file on NTFS drives instantly. Raw power! But Everything lacks the kind of custom filters and actions that the FARR aliases feature offers. I think both programs are great.