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What is funky about the WindowPositionProfiles registry key/string?

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klepp0906
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Yikes, ive been spinning my wheels on this all day now.

I took and exported my displayfusion settings to begin using it on my 2nd pc. After importing the .reg, everything took. Everything but the string inside the WindowsPositionProfiles folder.

that will NOT merge, no matter what I try to do. Ive tried a manual export. Ive tried an export via robocopy. Ive tried a double click merge. Ive tried a regedit > file > import merge. Ive tried a regedit as admin > file > import merge.

that alphanumeric key thats responsible for the window position profile/settings just wont merge.

The Key is there, but only populates with the (default) string, nothing else.

I give up!
Feb 5, 2020  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You need to export the settings via DisplayFusion (Settings > Options > Export). Windows doesn't export the line breaks correctly, so DF exports it as a base64 encoded string instead
Feb 5, 2020  • #2
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klepp0906
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You need to export the settings via DisplayFusion (Settings > Options > Export). Windows doesn't export the line breaks correctly, so DF exports it as a base64 encoded string instead


well, im quite relieved that is the case. You saved me more time and heartache when i inevitebly failed at figuring it out.

means ill have to purge the exportation of said key from my robocopy backup script and remember to do it manually every so often
Feb 5, 2020  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You can do it via the command line as well, like so:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusionCommand.exe" -settingsbackup "file path"
Feb 6, 2020  • #4
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klepp0906
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You can do it via the command line as well, like so:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusionCommand.exe" -settingsbackup "file path"


you better quit, im starting to have an affinity!
Feb 6, 2020  • #5
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klepp0906
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okay, just as a quick test - i modified it and went to run it from the desktop. Does it need a filename in there or something? Cause im getting nada

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tried as a cmd and bat fwiw. as admin/otherwise.
Feb 6, 2020 (modified Feb 6, 2020)  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Sorry yep, it needs a file name for the output file (e.g. settings.reg).
Feb 6, 2020  • #7
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