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Where does a .blend file store its user preferences? [duplicate]

Last night windows updated and restarted computer while blender was rendering. Today that file will not run - freezes blender if I try to load it and so does the immediately previous .blend file. If ...
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Updated version of Blender [duplicate]

I just want to make sure I keep all my user preferences. When I install the updated version of blender, how can I keep all my user preferences?
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Where does blender store its config files? [duplicate]

I want to be able to change and store all the settings blender has in a configuration file. Eventually I would like to be able to make self-contained blender plugins that also affect the configuration ...
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Transfering add-ons between blender builds

So, I got the blender 2.83 alpha build and, I have all of my bizillion add-ons on 2.82 beta. If I download a new version of 2.82, it will automatically update the newest version of 2.82 with all of my ...
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Controlling 2.8 startup behaviour

The 2.8 manual states: For locally extracted Blender distributions, the user configuration and run-time data are kept in the same subdirectory, allowing multiple Blender versions to run without ...
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How to use a standalone blender (not using global preferences)

Sometimes you need to use Blender without the standard shared preferences (addons, startup file, ...) for testing or to be sure to use the default settings without changing your usual preferences. So ...
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How do you update blender on Mac OS without losing preferences? [duplicate]

This feels a little like the elephant in the room no one is talking about. One of the most excellent things about Blender is that it is updated so frequently. The downside is moving preferences around ...
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how to import previous settings in 2.76b?

I installed it on ubuntu, just direct extract from gz2 package. Here described a way to import previous setting. However, there is no such option at 1st time I start the new version ...
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Blender functions that randomly stop working then start working again [closed]

I have recently experienced two Blender functions randomly stop working, then later start working again with no apparent reason. These functions I use daily and they worked fine for weeks before I ...
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cant access my user preferences in 2.82

I just downloaded Blender 2.82 (because Ctrl Z kept crashing the program on 2.81) and I cant figure out how to access my old user preferences which took me hours to set up. I copied startup.blend and ...
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How do I export user preferences from blender 2.77 to 2.78? [duplicate]

When I upgraded to blender 2.78, I couldn't recover my old user preferences settings. I had my own theme, my own hotkeys, and my preferred addons. I tried to figure out which files but I couldn't . ...
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Blender not booting after addon installation attempt

I tried installing this addon through its python script in Blender's text editor: https://github.com/ChicoEevee/Pokemon-Switch-V2-Model-Importer-Blender?tab=readme-ov-file#readme There wasn't any ...
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How to properly update Blender? [duplicate]

I want to update Blender, but I want to preserve all my old user settings etc. Should I just install the new version over the old folder (like the exact folder, in my case "Blender 2.93"), ...
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Is the adjustable settings when you first load in an object bugged?

When you first load in an object in Blender you usually get a pop up in the bottle left corner with options like minor radius and stuff like that to adjust. That pops up but its blacked out and I can ...
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How to copy previous settings after the first try? [duplicate]

So I just downloaded 2.71 (YAY!) and tried the super-handy "copy previous settings" option on the splashscreen... ...but Blender froze (prolly cuz I had another instance open at the time). No worries,...
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