move NVDA settings to new computer


Don H
 

Being a forgetful old man can someone please tell me how to move your NVDA settings to another computer? Expecting my new Windows 11 laptop next week.
Thanks


Sarah k Alawami
 

You can set up a portable copy then move settings and all add ons this way. I had some corruption so in the end reinstalled and hosed my add ons and settings then installed from a fresh download. That might not happen to you however be prepared just in case.

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On 22 Sep 2022, at 15:23, Don H wrote:

Being a forgetful old man can someone please tell me how to move your NVDA settings to another computer? Expecting my new Windows 11 laptop next week.
Thanks


 

You can also copy the contents of %APPDATA%\nvda from the existing computer and paste them in the corresponding location on the new computer.

%APPDATA% is generally C:\Users\{your user id}\AppData\Roaming unless someone's tweaked Windows' usual configuration.
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Don H
 

Will this properly install addons such as the code factory vocalizer addon? Wasn't there a way to move the settings from a portable copy made from the old computer?

On 9/22/2022 5:56 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
You can also copy the contents of %APPDATA%\nvda from the existing computer and paste them in the corresponding location on the new computer.
%APPDATA% is generally C:\Users\{your user id}\AppData\Roaming unless someone's tweaked Windows' usual configuration.
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On Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 07:08 PM, Don H wrote:
Will this properly install addons such as the code factory vocalizer addon? Wasn't there a way to move the settings from a portable copy made from the old computer?
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I don't know the answer to your first question, because I don't know what Code Factory's licensing scheme is and what it checks (or doesn't) in relation to the computer on which it's running.  I can say it will copy the add-on over in its entirety, but that doesn't mean that it will work.  Someone else will have to answer this, as I don't own it.

Sarah has already referenced the ability to make a portable copy of NVDA, including your add-ons when you do so, then using that portable copy as as the install media on your new computer.  I believe I recall when you do that it will ask you if you wish to copy the profile/settings/configuration associated with the portable copy to the new installation, but I haven't done this in ages.
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Gene
 

I believe it will transfer all add-ons. 

Whether the add-on will have to be authorized, I don't know.  Since you are placing the add-on in a copy you will use portably, and it is a product you pay for, you may have to authorize it in the portable copy.

Open tools and press enter on create portable copy. 
A dialog will open.
Tab around the dialog and you will find a check box that says something like use current user configuration.  Check it with the space bar, then continue to create the portable copy.
Set up a folder with nothing in it before you begin to create the portable copy and use it during creation.  If you don't, the files will be splattered all over whatever already used folder you select.  The portable installation should automatically make its own folder at whatever location you are using, as happens when you unzip a file, but it doesn't.

Gene

On 9/22/2022 6:15 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 07:08 PM, Don H wrote:
Will this properly install addons such as the code factory vocalizer addon? Wasn't there a way to move the settings from a portable copy made from the old computer?
-
I don't know the answer to your first question, because I don't know what Code Factory's licensing scheme is and what it checks (or doesn't) in relation to the computer on which it's running.  I can say it will copy the add-on over in its entirety, but that doesn't mean that it will work.  Someone else will have to answer this, as I don't own it.

Sarah has already referenced the ability to make a portable copy of NVDA, including your add-ons when you do so, then using that portable copy as as the install media on your new computer.  I believe I recall when you do that it will ask you if you wish to copy the profile/settings/configuration associated with the portable copy to the new installation, but I haven't done this in ages.
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Yes I've brought this up before. I think there used to be a ticket for it, but as you say, its still doing the very unfriendly thing of just giving up or shoving the files in the root. I too do not have any registered voices. I'd imagine there should be a certain number of installs you are allowed. Brian

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I believe it will transfer all add-ons.

Whether the add-on will have to be authorized, I don't know. Since you
are placing the add-on in a copy you will use portably, and it is a
product you pay for, you may have to authorize it in the portable copy.

Open tools and press enter on create portable copy.
A dialog will open.
Tab around the dialog and you will find a check box that says something
like use current user configuration. Check it with the space bar, then
continue to create the portable copy.
Set up a folder with nothing in it before you begin to create the
portable copy and use it during creation. If you don't, the files will
be splattered all over whatever already used folder you select. The
portable installation should automatically make its own folder at
whatever location you are using, as happens when you unzip a file, but
it doesn't.

Gene
On 9/22/2022 6:15 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 07:08 PM, Don H wrote:

Will this properly install addons such as the code factory
vocalizer addon? Wasn't there a way to move the settings from a
portable copy made from the old computer?

-
I don't know the answer to your first question, because I don't know
what Code Factory's licensing scheme is and what it checks (or
doesn't) in relation to the computer on which it's running. I can say
it will copy the add-on over in its entirety, but that doesn't mean
that it will work. Someone else will have to answer this, as I don't
own it.

Sarah has already referenced the ability to make a portable copy of
NVDA, including your add-ons when you do so, then using that portable
copy as as the install media on your new computer. I believe I recall
when you do that it will ask you if you wish to copy the
profile/settings/configuration associated with the portable copy to
the new installation, but I haven't done this in ages.
--

Brian -Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

It is well to open one's mind but only as a preliminary to closing it
. . . for the supreme act of judgment and selection.

~ Irving Babbitt