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NVDA Configuration File


Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES)
 

Hi all,

 

Is there a file that I can copy from NVDA which is all the settings e.g. the key echo and startup options etc?

This is so that if I put it on another machine, I can quickly reset it to the way that I like it?

 



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Roger Stewart
 

Just make a portable copy of NVDA on a thumb drive or other removable media and when it asks if you want to copy the user configuration settings check the box. Now you can use that portable copy to install NVDA on another machine and all your current settings and even any add ons you have will be copied to the other machine.

Roger










On 10/25/2019 9:33 AM, Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi all,

 

Is there a file that I can copy from NVDA which is all the settings e.g. the key echo and startup options etc?

This is so that if I put it on another machine, I can quickly reset it to the way that I like it?

 



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Sarah k Alawami
 

You can create a portable copy of nvda with all of your settings and run it from the flash drive on the new computer. I think but i'm not sure, if there is a way to turn the portable into an installed copy, I cannot remember at this point in time but good luck.

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On 25 Oct 2019, at 7:33, Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi all,

 

Is there a file that I can copy from NVDA which is all the settings e.g. the key echo and startup options etc?

This is so that if I put it on another machine, I can quickly reset it to the way that I like it?

 



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Chris
 

The nvda.ini file is what I think you are looking for

 

Which can be found in

c:\users\your profile name\appdata\roaming\nvda

 

 

 

From: Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via Groups.Io
Sent: 25 October 2019 15:33
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA Configuration File

 

Hi all,

 

Is there a file that I can copy from NVDA which is all the settings e.g. the key echo and startup options etc?

This is so that if I put it on another machine, I can quickly reset it to the way that I like it?

 



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Roger Stewart
 

Yes, you can use a portable copy to make an installed copy. I have done it a couple times.
Roger










On 10/25/2019 9:48 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

You can create a portable copy of nvda with all of your settings and run it from the flash drive on the new computer. I think but i'm not sure, if there is a way to turn the portable into an installed copy, I cannot remember at this point in time but good luck.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is also our libsyn page as well.

to subscribe to the feed click here

Our telegram channel is also a good place for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

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On 25 Oct 2019, at 7:33, Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi all,

 

Is there a file that I can copy from NVDA which is all the settings e.g. the key echo and startup options etc?

This is so that if I put it on another machine, I can quickly reset it to the way that I like it?

 



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David Mehler
 

Hello,

Adding to this, does either making a portable copy or the nvda.ini
file also copy over custom key labels? I've got a machine that I've
customized how certain keys are pronounced and i'd like to port that
to other machines.

Thanks.
Dave.

On 10/25/19, Roger Stewart <paganus2@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes, you can use a portable copy to make an installed copy. I have done
it a couple times.
Roger










On 10/25/2019 9:48 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

You can create a portable copy of nvda with all of your settings and
run it from the flash drive on the new computer. I think but i'm not
sure, if there is a way to turn the portable into an installed copy, I
cannot remember at this point in time but good luck.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.
<http://www.tffppodcast.com>; This is also our libsyn page as well.

to subscribe to the feed click here <http://feeds.feedburner.com/tffp>;

Our telegram <https://t.me/tffppodcast>; channel is also a good place
for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

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On 25 Oct 2019, at 7:33, Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via
Groups.Io wrote:

Hi all,

Is there a file that I can copy from NVDA which is all the
settings e.g. the key echo and startup options etc?

This is so that if I put it on another machine, I can quickly
reset it to the way that I like it?




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Roger Stewart
 

It should if you saved them in the symbol pronunciation of NVDA.\
Roger

On 10/25/2019 2:58 PM, David Mehler wrote:
Hello,

Adding to this, does either making a portable copy or the nvda.ini
file also copy over custom key labels? I've got a machine that I've
customized how certain keys are pronounced and i'd like to port that
to other machines.

Thanks.
Dave.


On 10/25/19, Roger Stewart <paganus2@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes, you can use a portable copy to make an installed copy. I have done
it a couple times.
Roger










On 10/25/2019 9:48 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
You can create a portable copy of nvda with all of your settings and
run it from the flash drive on the new computer. I think but i'm not
sure, if there is a way to turn the portable into an installed copy, I
cannot remember at this point in time but good luck.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.
<http://www.tffppodcast.com>; This is also our libsyn page as well.

to subscribe to the feed click here <http://feeds.feedburner.com/tffp>;

Our telegram <https://t.me/tffppodcast>; channel is also a good place
for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

Our discord <https://discord.gg/fr7MaVK>; is where you will know when
we go live on youtube, twitch and mixer. Thanks Restream staff.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here
<Http://patreon.com/tffppodcast>

On 25 Oct 2019, at 7:33, Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via
Groups.Io wrote:

Hi all,

Is there a file that I can copy from NVDA which is all the
settings e.g. the key echo and startup options etc?

This is so that if I put it on another machine, I can quickly
reset it to the way that I like it?




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Luke Davis
 

Copying %appdata%\nvda\nvda.ini should give you what you need. You might also grab gestures.ini.
If you are going to go that route, however, you should make sure that the versions of NVDA are the same or similar on both machines.

It would be better to use Roger's suggested method of using a portable copy, since that should also pick up dictionaries, and makes certain that you are using the same version everywhere. It also gets add-ons.

Luke

On Fri, 25 Oct 2019, Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via Groups.Io wrote:

Is there a file that I can copy from NVDA which is all the settings e.g. the key echo and startup options etc?
This is so that if I put it on another machine, I can quickly reset it to the way that I like it?


Abbie Taylor <abbietaylor945@...>
 

On a related topic, I'll be getting a new hard drive next month. An expert will install it for me, and he should be able to move files and programs from the old drive to the new. But I'm wondering if it would be better to create a portable copy of NVDA on a thumb drive with my settings saved and install it that way. Thanks in advance for any answers.
--
Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
http://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
abbietaylor945@...


Sarah k Alawami
 

I would personally do that. That way all of yoru stuff can just be moved over no issues, I hope.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is also our libsyn page as well.

to subscribe to the feed click here

Our telegram channel is also a good place for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on youtube, twitch and mixer. Thanks Restream staff.

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On 26 Oct 2019, at 15:23, Abbie Taylor wrote:

On a related topic, I'll be getting a new hard drive next month. An expert will install it for me, and he should be able to move files and programs from the old drive to the new. But I'm wondering if it would be better to create a portable copy of NVDA on a thumb drive with my settings saved and install it that way. Thanks in advance for any answers.
--
Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
http://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
abbietaylor945@...


Luke Davis
 

It certainly won't hurt anything to do this. And, if something goes a little wrong with his copying of NVDA, you will have a fully configured NVDA ready to go if you need to install it again.

The more general answer is: if any kind of backup is easy to make, don't even wonder if it's a good idea, just do it. It's a lot easier to have them and not need them.
Plus, it's pretty rare that anyone will give you the advice to *not* back something up, because nobody wants to be the one you followed when you lost your data or configuration or whatever. :)

Luke

On Sat, 26 Oct 2019, Abbie Taylor wrote:

On a related topic, I'll be getting a new hard drive next month. An expert will install it for me, and he should be able to move files and programs from the
old drive to the new. But I'm wondering if it would be better to create a portable copy of NVDA on a thumb drive with my settings saved and install it that
way. Thanks in advance for any answers.