CodeRush Tip – Where are my CodeRush settings stored?

I’d like to back up my CodeRush settings, where are they kept?

Your CodeRush settings are kept within a folder called "Settings.XML" folder. This folder is stored, by default, within your windows profile folder.

On my machine this is "C:\Users\Rory.Becker\AppData\Roaming\CodeRush for VS .NET\1.1\Settings.xml"

There are 2 ways to locate this folder

  • Copy this phrase to your explorer address bar "%appdata%\CodeRush for VS .NET\1.1\Settings.xml\" and hit enter

    OR

  • Visit the DevExpress\About menu option and click the Settings button

You can alter the location where CodeRush stores your settings by visiting the options screen (Ctrl+Shift+Alt+O) and locating the Core\Settings options page. The first option on this page determines where settings are stored.

Bonus tip:

This folder (the Settings.XML folder) can be obliterated (or simply renamed) at will, and CodeRush will recreate it's contents from a copy generated at the time of install.

Warning: This effectively resets your settings to factory defaults and no further copy is kept. If you delete this folder, you will lose any customizations you have made including any custom templates or shortcuts.

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1 comment(s)
Erin Leary
Erin Leary

Thanks, I've made the update now and giving it a run. These tips have been excellent, it's making for a great week of new things to try!

12 April 2011

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