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Notes 8 Preferences settings storage

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Question

Where the values of each of the Lotus Notes® 8 client preferences panels are stored?

Answer

Preferences Page
Settings storage location (file and directory)
Accounts names.nsf (PNAB) Account form
Activities Connectivity related information is stored in an account document, which is part of the user's Contacts database (local Name & Address Book, or NAB).

A few other settings will be stored in the Eclipse preference store, <notes data directory>\workspace\.metadata\.plugins
\org.eclipse.core.runtime
\.settings\com.ibm.openactivities.client.common.prefs
Notes client (Basic Configuration) Settings are stored in notes.ini 
Calendar and To Do Mail / Calendar / Todo preferences are stored in each users mail file. They are common across all replicas of the same mail file.
Contacts Stored in user's names.nsf (Contacts database. Also called local Name & Address Book, or NAB).
Feeds Feed reader preferences are stored in the Eclipse preference store, <notes data directory>\workspace\.metadata\.plugins
\org.eclipse.core.runtime
\.settings\com.ibm.rcp.feedreader.providers.prefs
Home Portal Account names.nsf Account form
Locations Stored in user's names.nsf (Contacts database. Also called local Name & Address Book, or NAB).
Log Settings Settings are stored in notes.ini
Lotus Quickr HKCU\Software\IBM\Lotus Quickr\
Mail Mail / Calendar / ToDo preferences are stored in each users mail file. They are common across all replicas of the same mail file.
Notes Ports Settings are stored in notes.ini
Productivity Tools The default values for the Productivity Tools preference are stored under $InstallPath/notes/framework/shared/eclipse/plugins
/com.ibm.productivity.tools.base.share.win32_XX
/registry/schema/org/openoffice/Office.

The values changed by user are stored under $InstallPath/notes/Data/workspace/.sodc/user
/registry/data/org/openoffice/Office.
Regional Settings Settings are stored in notes.ini
Replication Settings are stored in notes.ini and in your Location documents
Sametime For UIM, all preference settings can go into the plugin_customizations.ini file.

SeeTechnote 1306158 for more info:
Can Sametime embedded client preferences in Notes 8.x clients be set during install or upgrade?
URL: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=899&uid=swg21306158
Search The search engines are populated from the list of installed search engines. The engines are "installed" via an extension point, by contributing plugins (in our case, we provide Yahoo and Google).

The search history is stored in the searchHistory.xml file in the Eclipse preferences store.
Spell Check Settings are stored in notes.ini
Toolbar Toolbar settings are stored in each user's bookmark.nsf.
Windows and Themes For options:
    • Choose how you want to open documents
    • Theme
Look in:
    <notes data directory>\workspace\.metadata\.plugins
    \org.eclipse.core.runtime\.settings
    \com.ibm.rcp.ui.prefs
The respective parameters are:
    • CURRENT_WINDOW_NAVIGATION_PREFERENCE
    • WED_THEME_PREFERENCE
For option:
    On restart, reopen any tabs that were open when I closed the client
Look in:
    <notes data directory>\workspace\.metadata\.plugins
    \org.eclipse.core.runtime\.settings
    \com.ibm.rcp.personality.framework.prefs
The respective parameter is:
    RESTORE_TABS
Web Browser <notes data directory>\workspace\.metadata
\.plugins\org.eclipse.core.runtime
\.settings\com.ibm.rcp.ui.browser.launcher.prefs

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Document information

More support for: IBM Notes
Client UI

Software version: 8.0, 8.5

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1283416

Modified date: 20 February 2009