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So, after the upgrade to blender 2.64 my preferences are lost and i have to set it up from the beginning BUT I do not want that. Any ideas of where the blender config file is?

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I know this is an old thread, but I've managed to find it. The version I'm running is 2.65 but I suspect they started using this since 2.64. Anyway the path to the user pref file is now:


At least, that's the case for me!

Hope this helps!

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If you saved the User Settings in Blender, a file called startup.blend is created. It usually resides in

~/.blender/[blender version]/config/startup.blend

So, for example, if you had saved the settings for version 2.63, it's


You could copy that file to the config directory of your newly installed version:

cp ~/.blender/2.63/config/startup.blend ~/.blender/2.64/config/startup.blend
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well thanks but i already know that. My problem is that the settings are not stored in this file any more, so is there are any other possible directory that contains the settings file?Thanks – gabriel Oct 6 '12 at 15:05
What does ls -l ~/.blender/*/config/startup.blend say? If you have overwritten your settings file by explicitly saving, I'm afraid there's not much you can do. – phoibos Oct 6 '12 at 15:41

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