KDE backup settings for a fresh KDE deployment

Discussion in 'Desktop Operation' started by ensens, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. ensens

    ensens Member

    Is there a way to back up, in its entirety, the KDE Desktop settings?
    Or, are there only certain aspects of KDE that one can backup?

    For example, I'm running a Linux distribution with KDE. Then I get another computer using Linux and KDE. Is there a way to transfer all settings such as:
    - wallpaper
    - the Main panel
    - extra panels
    - programs on panels (applets)
    - Kontact
    - screensaver settings and my default screensaver.

    I tried looking for a basic web site that just answered those simple backup questions. I even checked the KDE website but was unable to find anything. At http://www.kde.org/, I did a search for backup settings.

    Have a safe and happy New Year's!

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I'd simply back up and transfer your home directory to the new system. The home directory contains all settings of a user.
  3. ensens

    ensens Member

    Hi Falko,

    I didn't realize I could do that.

    I had thought that different distributions perhaps would treat the home directory differently. And that simply copying my home directory wouldn't do the trick.

    Thanks for letting me know!


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