# Transfer settings to new version of Blender

I use Mac OSX 10.9.5. A year ago, I downloaded 2.75a, and today, I downloaded version 2.77a. I downloaded both via .zip file from blender.org and dragged each into the Applications folder of my Mac.

In 2.75a, I had done some painstaking remapping to accommodate my Magic Mouse and Apple Wireless Keyboard, in addition to a pretty shiny custom theme. I didn't want to redo these settings.

How could I transfer my old settings into the new version? Apparently due to my method of download, "Copy Previous Settings" did not show on the splash screen. I searched "Copy Previous Settings" in the new version via the spacebar, and it returned an error: "Users/aubrie/Library/Application Support/Blender/2.76 does not exist". From this, I figured how to copy my old preferences.

1. Find Users/yourname/Library/Application Support/Blender/2.75/config/userpref.blend
2. Right click and select Copy "userpref.blend"
3. Navigate to Users/yourname/Library/Application Support/Blender/2.77/config/
4. Right click and select Paste Item
• Aubrie, are you sure about that destination? Unless I'm reading it wrong, you're copying the "userpref.blend" file right back into the same location you copied it from. Also, since I think your answer applies to Windows machines, too, it might be more general just to do a search of the drive containing the operating system for the file "userpref.blend", rather than trying to navigate to the specific location. On some windows machines, the "userpref.blend" file is in a hidden folder, which cannot be navigated to by "ordinary" means. Jul 3, 2016 at 1:19
• @brasshat You're totally right. I committed a typo. Step 3 should have said 2.77, not 2.75. Fixed it now. Good idea about conducting a normal search. That might get messy if someone has multiple previous versions of Blender installed. Jul 3, 2016 at 1:31
• Aubrie, I do have multiple previous versions of Blender installed, and when I just tested it for the answer, It did find the previous userpref.blend files for each one. But expanding the search results just a bit, it showed the folder containing each of the separate userpref.blend files, so it was easy to figure out which went with 2.75, and which went with 2.71. Jul 3, 2016 at 22:48
• @brasshat That's good to know! I should clarify that in my original questing, I didn't know to search for "userpref.blend". Navigating to specific folders was how I learned that "userpref.blend" is the thing I needed. Jul 5, 2016 at 22:49
• I dragged both Scripts and Addons from the 2.78 to the 2.79 folder and it worked great. Jul 12, 2018 at 4:37

You can always use the new Blender Cloud Sync addon. It requires a Blender ID (free) and the addon (free). It allows you to upload your preferences to the cloud, and download them anywhere in Blender.

(Image from cloud.blender.org)