ConEmu settings storage
ConEmu settings may be stored
in the ‘Windows Registry’ and in the xml files (
By default, ConEmu uses
ConEmu.xml on Windows XP or higher.
Windows 2000 (not supported officially) is limited to using Registry.
ConEmu.xml search sequence
You may use ConEmu in ‘portable’ mode,
so all settings will be stored in the
or its dotted variant
File without leading dot has priority.
ConEmu search sequence of this file:
||I don’t think this is really ‘portable’, but many users was asked about
|Windows registry||If the xml file does not exist in any of the specified folders ConEmu will use Windows registry|
On first time ConEmu run, you may choose ‘portable’ mode and location of xml file.
Or you may create manually a new empty
or just rename
ConEmu.xml for engaging xml-mode.
ConEmu_Sample.xml is shipped with ConEmu.
You may use named configuration (-config “cfg-name”) switch with xml-mode too.
Also, there are switches -loadcfgfile and -safecfgfile to use any special locations (may be not so useful for daily using, but available).
Note. You may rename/create
ConEmu.xml file any time,
even after ConEmu starts and loads its settings from registry.
Note for PortableApps.com format
When you are running ConEmu installed with ‘paf’ bundle, your settings will be stored
How to send your config to developer
When one reports about problem, developer needs your ConEmu settings often.
The easiest (and may be most proper) way to provide it is ‘Export…’ button in the ConEmu Settings dialog.
Save your config in the new xml (don’t overwrite your existing config) file and attach it to the created issue.