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When I upgrade to 13.04 at the end of this month, I want to preserve all the wifi passwords that I have saved from my workplace/friends houses/etc. But I don't want to do an 'upgrade' or anything like that, I like to do a fresh install on a reformatted hard drive.

How can I preserve all the saved wifi hotspots?

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There is a folder on your filesystem that keeps all the network profiles. That folder is


If you copy that onto a USB stick, you should be able to paste the content of it into the new install's system-connections folder.

Similar question here.

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Now that is the most awesome, unpretentious comment in a long time. – Scott Goodgame Apr 12 '13 at 7:08
what comment ..? – wim Apr 15 '13 at 13:16

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