Where does Readerware store preferences?

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Last Updated: June 06, 2012

These are stored outside of the database in a location determined by the operating system. These can contain system specific information like paths, window positions etc. which may not transfer well. But they also contain information like views and user column definitions that should transfer OK.

Preferences are stored in a folder called .readerware (note the leading period). To transfer preferences, you need to copy this folder from one machine to the other. Refer to the list below for the location. If you are changing operating systems, you must copy it to the correct location for the new OS, it won't always be at the same location as the old machine.

Windows 95, 98, ME


Windows NT, 2000, 2003, XP

C:\Documents and Settings\YourWindowsLogin

where YourWindowsLogin is your Windows login name.

Windows Vista, Windows 7


where YourWindowsLogin is your Windows login name.

Mac OS X

In your Home folder. Go to your Home folder in the finder and select Go->Go to folder from the menu. Enter .readerware


Your home directory