Upgrade Issue - Windows Version
mark at kingant.net
Sun Jul 13 12:01:17 EDT 2014
On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 6:19 AM, Stu Parker <sparker2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is this normal behavior?
If you obtained both the old and new version from our official sources
(e.g. by following a link from https://pidgin.im/) then no, that's not
normal behavior. Pidgin always retains settings when upgrading. It's
possible that if either the old or new version came from elsewhere
(e.g. a "portable" install), then the settings could be stored
elsewhere and would be adrift upon upgrade.
The official Pidgin builds look for settings in a .purple directory in
a standard location:
Contacts are also cached in this same location... but note that most
of the major IM services store your contact list server-side, so
Pidgin's local copy tends to be used to augment the official list with
additional info (aliases, merged contacts, last-seen timestamps, etc).
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