Reply to: Settings not saving for some usersNovember 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm
If you copy this file before XMetaL Author has shut down, it may overwrite some settings as part of the shutdown process as this file is written out at that time. I suspect that is what might be occurring here. Regardless, we don't test or support the scenario you are attempting.
A better solution would be to use the Microsoft Windows “roaming profiles” feature which is built right into XP, Vista and 7. Then you do not need to worry about anything inside %appdata% because it will be “moved” from machine to machine automatically. If there is a specific reason you do not use this feature perhaps you could explain in further detail. Attempting to reproduce this feature (which is handled very nicely by the operating system) seems like a waste of effort to me.