Import Servers from an older version
Hoq can I perform this?
I've got very plenty of Servers defined...
What file did you try to import? Was it a .txt file or a .reg file? If you previously were using the portable version, you should just overtake the portable_settings.txt, nothing more.
Despite this was a Portable Version (in fact, it is placed in the HeidiSQLPortable4.0 folder), I find a subfolder called "Registry" and a .reg file, which is the one I tried to import.
* exit all heidisql.exe instances (portable or not)
* start regedit.exe
* navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\HeidiSQL\
* I guess you see a subkey "Servers", imported from that .reg file, right?
* if yes, you just need to start HeidiSQL without the portable_settings.txt in place (just rename or move that file). Now click File > "Export settings", and chose "portable_settings.txt" in the HeidiSQL folder.
* that's it. Exit the non-portable instance of heidisql.exe, and restart, now in portable mode. You should see sessions now.
At last I've got a portable_settings.txt file with all my servers (dimension: 108kb).
However, if I run HeidiSQL (the portable 7.0 version) a second time, I mean after having created this file, it seems not to read it, because the list of servers is empty, and if I click "Cancel" the new portable_settings.txt is 3 kb and with no servers.
I renamed the existing portable_settings.txt.
Then I ran HeidiPortable7.0 without this file, in fact it read servers from th register and I saw all them.
Then I exported settings to the portabl_setting.txt in the folder of the Portable Heidi 7-0 (the same place eherre there was the renamed file).
I saw that this file contained all my servers, in fact it grew till 108 kb.
I ran Heidi Portable 7.0 anther time, and this time it seemed not to read the settings, because it showed me no Servers.
I exited the program, and the portable_settings.txt became 3kb, losing all servers that were written in the export.
This is the result of the download:
22/10/2012 14:35 3.263.963 HeidiSQL_7.0_Portable.zip
And this is the folder unzipped:
Directory di D:\Program Files\HeidiSQLPortable7.0
03/05/2006 19:58 18.330 gpl.txt
12/02/2012 14:07 5.300.224 heidisql.exe
06/12/2011 13:17 2.279.752 libmysql.dll
12/02/2012 13:15 1.905 license.txt
20/11/2010 18:56 0 portable_settings.txt
21/06/2011 06:29 3.601 readme.txt
Obviously, now in my folder there is the new portable_settings.txt that I have exported.
I created this selecting "File>Export Settings", the menu presented me ".reg" as default extension, I modified it in ".txt", selected the name of the file, and the result was the file I sent you.
What was wrong?
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