Restore Settings, Preferences, etc.

Can’t figure out how to do the following:

I have opened up a folder/project on a laptop that was originally created on a desktop machine. (All Windows 7 Professional). Once opened on the laptop how do I restore all of the settings, spelling, folder locations, etc., etc.?

I would think that they were all brought over to the laptop in the .zip file. However, just need to know how to apply/install them once on the laptop. Vice versa, I’m sure, will hold true once I transfer the folder/project back to the desktop … and so on, and so on.

Thank you for your assistance.


Hi, Dekade. This article may be of help. :exclamation:


Thank you for the reply. The article appears to be pretty straight forward. The only hassle will be that the process (for the data file) “appears to have to be” initiated each time that preferences are changed on one computer or the other. But that is the nature of the beast I guess. Too bad L and L has not incorporated the process of managing preferences into the project folder. I think I am correct in saying that.

However, I may be mistaking on my assumptions. Trial and error will now play out.

Thanks again,


Project-specific settings are saved within the project folder and will transfer with the project between machines. Global settings, those you set in Tools > Options, are saved outside the project folder since they pertain to the program environment itself. Likewise, custom project templates, compile presets, and script settings that you create aren’t specific to a project, so they are saved in the user AppData directory. They can however be exported to another location if you want to save them onto a thumb drive or such for easy copying to another computer.