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    Backup and Restore Photos app Settings in Windows 10

    Backup and Restore Photos app Settings in Windows 10

    How to Backup and Restore Photos app Settings in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Backup & Restore
    29 Mar 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Backup and Restore Photos app Settings in Windows 10


    The Microsoft Photos app is a preinstalled UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10. This app lets you view and edit your photos and videos, make movies, and create albums. You can use the video remix feature to instantly create a video from photos and videos you select. You can use the video editor for fine-tuned adjustments — change filters, text, camera motion, music, and more. You can even add 3D effects like butterflies, lasers, or explosions that magically appear in your video.

    If you use the Photos app, you can manually backup your settings to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

    This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore your settings for the Photos app in Windows 10.

    The Sources settings for included folders will not be included in the backup.



    Contents




    EXAMPLE: Photos app settings
    Backup and Restore Photos app Settings in Windows 10-photos_app_settings-1.jpg Backup and Restore Photos app Settings in Windows 10-photos_app_settings-2.jpg





    OPTION ONE

    To Backup Settings from Photos app


    1 If the Photos app is currently open, close it.

    2 Open File Explorer (Win+E), copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

    (current account)
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    3 Copy the Settings folder to your desktop. (see screenshot below)

    Backup and Restore Photos app Settings in Windows 10-photos_app_settings_backup.jpg

    4 Move the Settings folder on your desktop to where want to keep it saved at as your backup. It is safe to rename this folder to anything you like if wanted.

    5 You can now close File Explorer if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    To Restore Settings to Photos app


    Restoring a backup of your settings in the Photos app will replace the current app settings.


    1 If the Photos app is currently open, close it.

    2 Open File Explorer (Win+E), copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    (current account)
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Settings

    Backup and Restore Photos app Settings in Windows 10-photos_app_restore-1.jpg

    3 In a separate File Explorer window, open the backed up Settings folder from Option One, select the contents in this folder, right click or press and hold on the selected items, and click/tap on Copy (Ctrl+C). (see screenshot below)

    Backup and Restore Photos app Settings in Windows 10-photos_app_restore-2.jpg

    4 Paste (Ctrl+V) the selected files from the backup in step 3 into the Settings folder from step 2.

    5 When prompted, click/tap on Replace the files in the destination. (see screenshot below)

    Backup and Restore Photos app Settings in Windows 10-photos_app_restore-3.png

    6 You can now close the File Explorer windows if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 100
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       #1

    but there is no reg entities over there as you mentined in PM @Brink
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,912
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
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       #2

    Correct.

    Apps from the Microsoft Store do not store their settings in the registry, but to a database file like in this tutorial instead.
      My Computers


 

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