Where are my settings stored? How do I transfer settings to another machine?

Keywords, text functions, notes, and other Keybreeze Desktop settings are stored in the %appdata%\keybreeze5 directory. To copy or move your Keybreeze Desktop settings to a new machine, please follow these steps:

 

Version 5 to version 5:

1. Close Keybreeze Desktop on both machines if it's currently running. You can close it by right-clicking the Keybreeze icon in the system tray and clicking Exit.

2. On the old machine, click Start > Run > type %appdata% and press Enter.

3. Copy the Keybreeze5 folder to a backup location, such as a network folder, email, or USB stick.

4. On the new machine, click Start > Run > type %appdata% and press Enter. Rename the Keybreeze5 folder to Keybreeze5_old if it's already installed. Then paste the Keybreeze5 folder from the backup location to the new one.

Note: If you previously had a license for the Pro version and want to transfer the license to the new machine, delete the %appdata%\Keybreeze5\license_****.txt file on the new machine.

5. Relaunch Keybreeze 5 on the new machine, or install it. It will see the Keybreeze5 folder that was copied from your old computer, and it will use those settings.

Note: If you previously had a license for the Pro version and want to transfer the license to the new machine, go to https://keybreeze.com/order/manage and unregister your old license if you have not already done so. Then click the link to Register a new license. Press the Keybreeze Desktop hotkey, type options, and press Enter. Click the License tab and follow the instructions to activate the Pro version on the page above.

 

Version 4 to version 5:

1. On the old machine, click Start > Run > type %appdata% and press Enter.

2. Copy the Keybreeze4 folder to a backup location, such as a network folder, email, or USB stick.

3. On the new machine, uninstall Keybreeze 5 from Control Panel > Programs and Features if it's already installed.

4. On the new machine, click Start > Run > type %appdata% and press Enter. Paste the Keybreeze4 folder from the backup location to the new one.

5. Install Keybreeze 5 on the new machine. It will detect the Keybreeze4 folder and automatically import the settings to Keybreeze 5.