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Settings Manager Overview

Settings Manager centralizes application settings storage and management. Starting from version 6.20, it stores settings for all Hex Editor Neo components. It supports the following storage locations:

Registry Settings Storage

This mode is the default one for all installations except portable installations. In this mode, all settings are stored in per-user location in system registry.

Default folder for downloaded languages is %LOCALAPPDATA%\HHD Software\Hex Editor Neo\Localization (with backup folder %INSTALLDIR%\Localization).

Portable Settings Storage

This mode is the default one for portable installations. All settings are stored in portable.hexset file, located in program startup folder. The presence of this file indicates the portable mode. Hex Editor Neo does not use or even access registry storage if started in portable mode.

Downloaded languages location is %LAUNCHDIR%\Localization where %LAUNCHDIR% is program startup folder.

External File Settings Storage

This mode is similar to portable mode, but uses any given external file for storing application storage. In this mode, location of external file is still stored in per-user registry location (no other settings are stored in registry). The main purpose of this mode is to put external settings storage file into shared location, like OneDrive or Dropbox shared folder and have Hex Editor Neo automatically share its settings across all user's devices.

Default folder for downloaded languages is %LOCALAPPDATA%\HHD Software\Hex Editor Neo\Localization (with backup folder %INSTALLDIR%\Localization).

Exporting & Importing Settings

In addition to different storage locations, Settings Manager allows the user to manually export a subset of application settings to a given file and import the settings from a file. This may be used to copy application settings from one installation to another.

During export, the user is asked to select what components he wants to have in exported file. During import, the user is able to select either all or only a subset of component settings from an imported file.

See the Settings Page topic for more information.