Recovering configurations for a broken installation

If your AutoQC Loader installation is broken and you are unable to install a new release over the top of your existing installation you may have to first uninstall AutoQC Loader on your computer and install it again. Before you uninstall AutoQC Loader, locate the file that contains the saved AutoQC Loader configurations. This file can be imported into your new installation to recover the configurations.

Finding and saving your settings:
On Windows 10, Windows 7 or Windows Vista, find the folder: C:\Users\<your_user_name>\AppData\Local\Apps\2.0
On Windows XP, it will be something like: C:\Documents and Settings\<your_user_name>\Local Settings\Apps\2.0
If you are unable to find either the AppData (Windows 10/7) or the Local Settings (Windows XP) folder, you may need to do the following in Windows Explorer:
  • Open the Folder Options form
    • On Windows 10, select the View tab and click Options > Change folder and search options.
    • On Windows 7, Windows Vista of Windows XP press Alt+T, O to open the Folder Options form.
  • Click the View tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders item, click the Show hidden files and folders option.
  • Click the OK button.
You should now be able to see the necessary folder in Windows Explorer.

With the Apps\2.0 folder open in Windows Explorer search for the file 'user.config'. You will likely find more than one. Look for the most recent file under a folder beginning with 'auto..'.
  • Open the file in a text editor to verify that it contains your configurations. AutoQC Loader configurations are saved as XML that will look like this:
<setting name="ConfigList" serializeAs="Xml">
<autoqc_config name=...>
<main_settings skyline_file_path=… />
<panorama_settings publish_to_panorama=… />
  • Save this file to another location on your computer (e.g. Desktop) and change the file extension from .config to .xml (e.g. user.xml)
After you have a fresh installation of AutoQC Loader do the following to import the file
  • Click the Import button in the Configurations tab of the main window.
  • Select the xml file saved in the previous step and click Open.
This should import your configurations.

Note: There is a bug in AutoQC Loader that may not let you import the configurations in the saved xml. You may see the error "Could not import configurations from file...". If this happens, open the xml file in a text editor and remove everything between the XML tags <AutoQC.Properties.Settings> and <setting name="ConfigList" serializeAs="Xml">. Save the file and try to import the file again.