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In which file(s) does Paint.net PORTABLE store its settings?

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I want to update my Paint.Net PORTABLE installation from v5.0.2 to v5.0.3 but keep the previous settings/preferences.


In which file(s) are these settings/preferences exactly stored?


Whats the diffrerence between  PaintDotNet.AppSettings.json and PaintDotNet.Configuration.json and paintdotnet.runtimeconfig.json

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If you open the files in Notepad it's pretty obvious :)


PaintDotNet.AppSettings.json is all of the app settings/preferences, this is what you're looking for. This is the only file you should copy between versions -- leave the other two alone!


PaintDotNet.Configuration.json just has one flag that enables portable mode.


paintdotnet.runtimeconfig.json is a bunch of weird settings that configures some .NET stuff.

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45 minutes ago, gendalf said:

portable version isn't so portable, since it creates \Local\paint.net


That folder is used to store system-specific files and session data, Rick goes into more detail in the following post:


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