How can I get settings from the cloud



  • Hello,

    I have a PC1 where I enabled cloud settings “Set your cloud location path here”.
    Now I have a PC2 and I’d like to retrieve settings from the cloud. I verified that PC2 has a location where all Notepad settings are present: backup folder, config.xml, contextMenu.xml, langs.xml, shortcuts.xml, stylers.xml.
    When I set the cloud location on PC2 and I restart Notepad++ then nothing happens. The settings don’t seem to take effect.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.



  • Hello @Claus-Martinez

    I have a PC1 where I enabled cloud settings “Set your cloud location path here”.

    and you did set the path didn’t you?

    Now I have a PC2 and I’d like to retrieve settings from the cloud. I verified that PC2 has a location where all Notepad settings are
    present: backup folder, config.xml, contextMenu.xml, langs.xml, shortcuts.xml, stylers.xml.

    What does this mean?

    When I set the cloud location on PC2 and I restart Notepad++ then nothing happens. The settings don’t seem to take effect.

    You set the same path as on PC1 didn’t you?

    Theoretically it must be like this

    1. Setup the cloud service like dropbpx, google drive etc…
    2. PC1 make sure you have write access to the cloud service setup in step 1 by using windows explorer
    3. PC1 click set you cloud location path here and put in the path you set up in step 1
    4. close npp and check if folder notepad++ and config files have been created in cloud service
    5. start npp on PC2 and set the cloud path as you did on pc1 (step 3)
    6. restart npp on PC2

    If this doesn’t work, describe what you did exactly.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Hi Claudia,

    Here are my answers:

    @Claudia-Frank said:

    Hello @Claus-Martinez

    I have a PC1 where I enabled cloud settings “Set your cloud location path here”.

    and you did set the path didn’t you?

    Yes I did.

    Now I have a PC2 and I’d like to retrieve settings from the cloud. I verified that PC2 has a location where all Notepad settings are
    present: backup folder, config.xml, contextMenu.xml, langs.xml, shortcuts.xml, stylers.xml.

    What does this mean?
    It means that the cloud path on PC2 was ready to use. The files and folders were already present before setting up npp.

    When I set the cloud location on PC2 and I restart Notepad++ then nothing happens. The settings don’t seem to take effect.

    You set the same path as on PC1 didn’t you?
    Yes, same path.

    Theoretically it must be like this

    1. Setup the cloud service like dropbpx, google drive etc…
    2. PC1 make sure you have write access to the cloud service setup in step 1 by using windows explorer
    3. PC1 click set you cloud location path here and put in the path you set up in step 1
    4. close npp and check if folder notepad++ and config files have been created in cloud service
    5. start npp on PC2 and set the cloud path as you did on pc1 (step 3)
    6. restart npp on PC2

    If this doesn’t work, describe what you did exactly.
    I originally followed exactly the 6 steps you mentioned. On PC1 I have certain family font selected. On PC2 (after setting the cloud path) the desired font is never shown.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Hello @Claus-Martinez,

    I finally got it managed to setup an environment to test this.

    • Ubuntu server with samba setup
    • Windows 7 x64
    • Windows 10 x64

    Ubuntu server

    • I created a share accessible for read/write

    Windows 7

    • mapped share as drive z:
    • started npp and set cloud path z:
    • stopped npp
    • restarted npp -> no obvious problem

    Checked on Ubuntu server that config files have been created, which was the case.

    Windows 10

    • mapped share as drive z:
    • started npp and set cloud path z:
    • stopped npp
    • restarted npp

    and voila theme changed, files which are opened in windows 7 got opened
    as well.

    I even tried to map share as x: on windows 10 which was working as well.

    So, from my point of view it is working as expected.

    Cheers
    Claudia


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