Where are the user settings saved?

radgh posted 7 years ago in Installation
I just installed Windows 7 on an SSD, and I'm migrating my settings over. Most programs have saved their settings in %appdata%, heidisql does have a folder there, but it does not remember my connections and it does a "First time using heidi SQL?" thing when I open it.

Where are these user settings stored?
ansgar posted 7 years ago
In your registry, like many other applications do. Settings are located in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\HeidiSQL\

If you are using the portable version, you have a portable_settings.txt in the directory besides heidisql.exe.
radgh posted 7 years ago
That's pretty annoying, considering I've repurposed the harddrive for storage and wiped the Windows folder (still have users/program files for grabbing other stuff). I don't think I can access the old registry now.

Oh well, that just means I have to dig around in gmail to find my client's information again. Could be worse.


radgh posted 7 years ago
Did I really double thanks? Whatever, don't see an edit button

Triple thanks.
ansgar posted 7 years ago
Hehe, thanks, taking that as a compliment.

For the next time, remember to export settings to a backup file, using "File" > "Export settings", before wiping your Windows. Or, alternatively, always use the portable version, so you always have latest settings in a file.

Please login to leave a reply, or register at first.