Get back my settings

Yitz Herskowitz yitz at
Thu Oct 18 10:59:50 EDT 2012

Thanks so much. I already logged off but that didn't help so I'm assuming I just need a reboot then.

Yitz Herskowitz
CHS Payroll & HR Services
yitz at

-----Original Message-----
From: daniel.atallah at [mailto:daniel.atallah at] On Behalf Of Daniel Atallah
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 10:56 AM
To: Yitz Herskowitz
Cc: support at
Subject: Re: Get back my settings

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:42 AM, Yitz Herskowitz <yitz at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I changed the path to my logs by setting the purplehome environment
> variable but now I would like to switch it back. I deleted the
> variable but pidgin did not revert to my old settings, buddy list,
> etc…. Is there something I’m missing? Did I lose everything? I hope
> not. I still see my old logs in my appdata location so I’m assuming
> everything is still there except how do I get pidgin to look there again?

Changing PURPLEHOME wouldn't do anything to your previous settings, so unless they were cleaned out in some other way (which is probably not the case if you can see the old files in the appdata location), your settings should be fine.

Environment variables are inherited from a parent process, so depending on how you launch pidgin, your change may not have taken effect.  A guaranteed way to make sure that a new Pidgin instance sees your current environment variables is to log off and back in or reboot.

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