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Affinity Designer: Backup & restore Export Custom Presets

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Is there a way to backup and restore my Custom Presets for the Export window?

I've made a number of Custom Presets and would like to copy them to my second computer.

I'm using Affinity Designer version purchased and installed via the Microsoft Store.

Thanks. :27_sunglasses:

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Hi Tony Gray,

Welcome to the forums.

Custom created presets are stored in a file called file_export_options.dat, you can access the below location using the Windows Run command to backup the file. 


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Hi Lee and thanks for the quick response.


Unfortunately this didn't work for me.


Firstly, for anyone else reading this thread, the %AppData% shortcut points to "C:\Users\<my user name>\AppData\Roaming" on my PC.  So the additional "\Roaming" is not necessary.  "%AppData%\Affinity\Designer\1.0\user" is correct.


Although this folder does exist on my PC, it does not contain a file named file_export_options.dat.  Additionally, the files in that folder have a last modified date of August 2018.


This leads me to believe that these files are leftover from the Affinity Designer trial version that I downloaded and installed from the Affinity website last year.  I have since uninstalled that version and purchased and installed the version from the Microsoft Store.


So, perhaps the question now is... Where does Affinity Designer store the file_export_options.dat file when Designer is installed via the Microsoft Store?

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