Where are settings stored? Move settings file to install dir?

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pstein
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Where are settings stored? Move settings file to install dir?

Post by pstein » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:20 am

I downloaded and extracted the portable zip 64bit version of Handbrake in Win7.

After start I changed e.g. the path to VLC videoplayer in Preferences and expected to find the file where it is stored somewhere in extraction folder.

But all the *.config files in HB folder do NOT contain this information.

Where is it stored?
In Registry?

I want to keep Handbrake really portable and want to store all settings in HB folder (e.g. D:\tools\video\Handbrake\).

How can I achieve this?

Is there a way to call Handbrake with user config as cmdline parameter similar to

D:\tools\video\Handbrake\Handbrake.exe -config=D:\tools\video\Handbrake\myprefs.config

or even better with relative path:

D:\tools\video\Handbrake\Handbrake.exe -config=.\myprefs.config

?

If NOT: Can this be added to next release?

Thank you
Peter

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Re: Where are settings stored? Move settings file to install dir?

Post by keber007 » Thu May 23, 2019 2:17 pm

I have a similar question. I have recently upgraded my PC, leading to a clean install of windows 10. I have not been able to locate where the custom preset information is stored. I have the same version (1.0.7) running now as i did on my previous PC. My goal is to duplicate the presets i had on my old computer on this one. Can anyone help with where these files/reg keys are located? I am fully capable of making the edits, just need to know where the locations are!

Thanks for anyone who can help!

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Re: Where are settings stored? Move settings file to install dir?

Post by s55 » Thu May 23, 2019 6:01 pm

You need to enable portable mode with portable.ini Instructions inside the included template.

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Re: Where are settings stored? Move settings file to install dir?

Post by keber007 » Sat May 25, 2019 3:51 pm

s55,

Thanks for the response. I no longer have the original drive as bootable, as that hardware set is dissassembed & replaced during my upgrade. i need to pull the settings from that drive, whether they are in registry or other file location, they have to be stored somewhere. Do you know where or not?

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Re: Where are settings stored? Move settings file to install dir?

Post by s55 » Sat May 25, 2019 3:58 pm

%appdata%\handBrake will take you to the folder.

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Re: Where are settings stored? Move settings file to install dir?

Post by keber007 » Sun May 26, 2019 8:01 pm

s55, I thought i had copy/pasted all the files from that dir already, but that did the trick! thanks for your help!

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