REAPER makes exporting and importing settings incredibly easy! 🥰
This is helpful for when you are maybe moving to another computer, sharing specific settings to friends, or just back-up in case your computer breaks!
Backing up your REAPER settings only takes a few minutes and can save you from losing countless hours of customization. You don't want to lose all that progress! Here's how to do it.
How to export your REAPER configuration
- Go to Preferences > General > Select "Export Configuration”.
- A checklist will appear. If you check all items, REAPER will export everything, giving you an exact replica of your current REAPER when you import this file into another instance.
- After the export is complete, you will have a single .ReaperConfigZip file. You can store this file somewhere safe.
- On top of backing up that file locally, I highly recommend uploading it to the cloud as well!
How to import REAPER configuration
- Go to Preferences > General > Select "Import Configuration”.
- In here you can select the .ReaperConfigZip file you got from the previous section.
- If you used the SWS extension or Reapack, you will need to install it as well. It’s the only thing that doesn’t get exported from the step above. (All your configurations and settings for those do get stored tho!)
Now that you know how to export and save your REAPER settings, you can be sure that you won't lose any progress. To be extra safe, you can upload your configuration to the cloud.
These steps will make sure that your REAPER settings are backed up and always ready for use, even if something happens to your computer~