Where Are Project Group Settings Stored In Netbeans 6.7/6.5?

In: [user_home/].netbeans/config/Preferences/org/netbeans/modules/projectui/groups. Just copy the folder projectui to your fresh NetBeans installation and you will get your old project groups. Btw. the configuration is stored in property files - it is easy to edit them.


Tip: you should set the current group to "none" *before* copying the config, otherwise you will lose one project group.

Posted by michael bien on August 01, 2009 at 12:23 AM CEST #

Vielen Dank! This information was a life saver when I had to migrate my projects from one beta to the next. You'd think there would be an easier way :-)

Posted by Cay Horstmann on December 12, 2009 at 08:05 AM CET #

Do you know where the project group settings are stored in NetBeans 6.9 on a Windows platform?

Posted by Brian Holland on August 07, 2010 at 08:09 AM CEST #

Hi Brian,

sure: http://www.adam-bien.com/roller/abien/entry/where_are_project_group_settings

Even ported them to 6.9.1 :-)

Under windows the settings are stored in Document And Settings (as I remember)

enjoy NetBeans!,


Posted by adam-bien.com on August 07, 2010 at 09:26 PM CEST #

re: Where on Windows?

In specific, on a Windows 7 Enterprise system, it is in:


And, yes, I am using NetBeans 8.0.2, not the 6.9 or 6.9.1 mentioned above. :)

Posted by Jesse Chisholm on September 09, 2015 at 06:29 PM CEST #

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