Moving Visual Studio.NET 2003 settings to another PC

Fairly simple:

On source computer

  1. Start Registry Editor (Start->Run and type regedit)
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Visual Studio\7.1
  3. Right click, select “Export” and save the reg file
  4. Navigate to C:\Document And Settigs\$USER_NAME$\Application Data\Microsoft\Visual Studio\ and compress (add to zip, etc…) the folder named 7.1

On destination computer

  1. Start Registry Editor (Start->Run and type regedit)
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Visual Studio\7.1
  3. Create backup by renaming the 7.1 folder
  4. Exit the Registry Editor and navigate to previously exported registry settings, right click on them and select “Merge”.
  5. Navigate to the archived folder (see step 4 in “On destination computer”) and extract it in C:\Document And Settigs\$USER_NAME$\Application Data\Microsoft\Visual Studio\

Start Visual Studio and review your configuration if everything is as it shood remove the registry backup you created in step 3.

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