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    Backing Up Vectorworks Preferences


    PVA - Jim

    Windows XP

    1) Once you have your desired preferences and workspace changes, quit Vectorworks.

    2) Navigate to your Vectorworks Preferences folder in 'My Computer > C: > Documents and Settings > (YourUsername) > Application Data > Nemetschek > Vectorworks'

    3) Copy the folder named the same as the version of Vectorworks you are using. (For example in Vectorworks 2016, the folder is simply named "2016")

    4) Save this folder somewhere safe, for your future use. 



    Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

    1) Once you have your desired preferences and workspace changes, quit Vectorworks.

    2) Navigate to the Vectorworks Preferences folder in C: > Users > (YourUsername) > AppData > Roaming > Nemetschek > Vectorworks'

    This file is hidden by default. On Windows 7, click on the 'Organize' menu in File Explorer, then go to: Folder and Search Options > View , and check the box that reads “Show Hidden Files and Folders.” On Windows 8 and 10, go to the View pane in File Explorer and check the "Hidden items" option.


    3) Copy the folder named the same as the version of Vectorworks you are using. (For example in Vectorworks 2016, the folder is simply named "2016")

    4) Save this folder somewhere safe, for your future use.
     


    macOS

    NOTE: On Mac OSX 10.7 and newer, the Library folder for your User account is hidden. The easiest way to display it is to open Finder, then hold down the alt/option key on your keyboard while clicking "Go" from  the menu bar, then select "Library"

    1) Once you have your desired preferences and workspace changes, quit Vectorworks.

    2) Navigate to the  'settings' folder in 'Mac OSX > Users > (YourUsername) > Library >Application Support >  Vectorworks'

    3) Copy the folder named the same as the version of Vectorworks you are using. (For example in Vectorworks 2011, the folder is simply named "2011")

    4) Save this folder somewhere safe, for your future use.

     

    To replace existing preferences in these locations with a backed up version, simply rename the existing folder found in the above locations to "2011-OLD" (Or 2009-OLD, 2010-OLD, whichever version you are working with), then paste a copy of the backed up folder directly within the "Vectorworks" folder. 

    Edited by JimW



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