Problem: importing settings can mess up EDP

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Problem: importing settings can mess up EDP

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I imported settings from another computer and "Show statistics" stopped working.

I managed to fix it, by comparing the settings to an exported backup, but this illustrates the problem:

The exported settings are just a dump of the EDP registry entries, which contain both user settings and and entries that users should not be touching.
A better approach would be to separate them and allow exporting/importing only the former.
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Re: Problem: importing settings can mess up EDP

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All settings are treated the same, there is no such separation. What exactly did you find that broke your settings?
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Re: Problem: importing settings can mess up EDP

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psguru wrote: Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:46 pm All settings are treated the same, there is no such separation.
I know, I suggested to make one.
psguru wrote: Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:46 pm What exactly did you find that broke your settings?
some of the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PrestoSoft\ExamDiff Pro\DockingPaneLayouts\DockingLayout] subkeys got messed up.
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Re: Problem: importing settings can mess up EDP

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Yes, I remember - years ago I had something similar or even the same behaviour. I managed it too somehow ...
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The only chance to fix a possible bug here is to reproduce the issue. If anyone has a reproducible scenario, we'll look at it.
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I strongly suggest backing up the registry branch beforehand, so it can be restored if things go south.
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Re: Problem: importing settings can mess up EDP

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Yes, without reproducable files ... sad, that I could and can not support you with ...

However: for a possible next time I will try to make a reproducable scenario with files screenshots and more if necessary.
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