I just got a new machine, and I'd like to copy my pidgin settings from the old machine to the new. What files need to be copied and where?
Old machine Windows XP. New machine: Windows 7
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C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\.purple\
The entire directory can be brought over, or if you just want specific pieces look at the individual files, they're pretty self explanatory (accounts.xml, prefs.xml, etc). Put them on the Windows 7 machine in
You can set a
PURPLEHOME environment variable to tell Pidgin where it should store (or look for) its .purple folder. I'm not sure if it's created by default, but it certainly helps in managing the directory afterward. Basically you just need to copy that .purple folder over, which will probably be in
More info here: http://www.lib.unc.edu/reference/eref/pidgin/env_var.html