I'd like to export my ConEmu settings at work for use at home. I don't see any files in my AppData or Users folder that contain ConEmu settings. Is there a way to export them from within the program? I've looked and don't really see it.

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Latest versions has Export button.

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Exporting settings

reg export HKCU\Software\ConEmu ConEmu.reg

Importing settings

reg import ConEmu.reg

When you are using portable mode, ConEmu.xml file may be located near to ConEmu.exe or ConEmuC.exe.

Note Portable mode doesn't suppose installing in %ProgramFiles% (x86 or x64). Obviously, ConEmu requires Write-access to ConEmu.xml if you want to change settings, store history, autosave windows size/pos on exit and so on. However, if you like fixed configuration and don't suppose to change xml file in any way, you may use %ProgramFiles%, run ConEmu first time "as Administrator", set up your configuration and Save settings (don't forget last step). After that you may run ConEmu as ordinary user with read-only access to xml-file.

  • Thanks. That wiki page didn't come up when I searched in google and there isn't a search for just that project on google code.
    – jcollum
    Jul 17, 2012 at 20:52
  • How do you import settings to a non-portable installation?
    – iono
    May 23, 2013 at 17:57
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    Easy. Copy ConEmu.xml file (name is important) near to ConEmu.exe. Run this non-portable installation with ConEmu.xml. Delete ConEmu.xml file. Open "Settings" dialog and save settings.
    – Maximus
    May 24, 2013 at 5:57
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    @Maximus: I wouldn't exactly call that "easy", and I'd definitely not call that user-friendly or obvious. You should really add an [Import] button to go along with the [Export] button. Jan 11, 2014 at 22:58

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