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Where does the PDWare Portfolio client store user settings?

The PDWare Portfolio client software stores local settings in different locations based on the operating system. If the operating system is Win7 or Win8, then Portfolio stores configuration data in the Users folder. The default location will be “c:\Users\AccountName\AppData\Local\PDWare”.

In a WinXP environment, the user configuration files is in the directory where Portfolio is installed. This is commonly “c:\Program Files (x86)\PDware”.

On a Win7 machine, it is possible to force Portfolio to use the local install directory instead of the Users directory. This is done by placing a copy of the pdw.ini file in the local install directory. The user’s account must be granted read/write access to this directory. This option should be used with care or users may find they cannot save their local settings in Portfolio.