location of default Windows settings

Daniel Atallah datallah at pidgin.im
Tue Mar 9 14:45:06 EST 2010

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 17:44, Jonathan Chan <j0nchan at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Can someone point me to the location of the Pidgin's default settings? I'd
> like to disable logging on the client by default.
> I know that the settings are stored under %APPDATA%\Roaming\.purple for a
> given user but I can't find where this folder is copied from when a user
> launches the program for the first time.

The reason that you can't find a location is that there isn't one, the
defaults are in the code.

What you can do is to create a template .purple directory with a
prefs.xml file containing the appropriate defaults that you somehow
get in place before the user runs Pidgin for the first time.


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