Pidgin Mail Backup and Restore: What Settings Files to Back up?

Michael Secord gizmokid2005 at
Sat Jan 31 19:35:43 EST 2009


The settings file is located under the user data:

C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\

Backup the ".purple" folder and everything is backed up.  After you 
install pidgin in the new pc, drop the folder back in the same spot 
there and you are all set.

You will have to have hidden folders shown in order to find the 
respective folder.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Pidgin Mail Backup and Restore: What Settings Files to Back up?
From: Michael Lee <only4ng at>
To: support at
Date: 1/31/2009 7:31 PM

> I plan to install Pidgin and restore my current settings on an
> entirely new Windows XP system. Could someone kindly advise what
> setting files I should back up for that purpose?
> If there is reliable backup/restore tool for Pidgin, I would surely
> love to try it out. Nevertheless I'd still like to know what the
> specific setting files are and where they are located under Windows
> XP. I'd prefer going through all those directories and registries to
> get things done right, manually if necessary.
> As for restoring settings, I'd think that copy and overwrite in
> respective directories would be sufficient. If there are specific
> procedures I should follow, by all means please comment.
> Thanks for advising!
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> - Windows XP Pro SP2
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