Save Settings

XPpro SP2

I have had to reinstall CFP on my machine but zipped a copy of the old directory before uninstalling.

Is there any way of recovering the previous settings from the zipped files and is it possible to save settings if I need to reinstall in the future?

I couldn’t find an answer in the archive.


Hi Gadfly.

If, by settings, you’re referring to rules, I’m afraid the answer, in your case, is probably no. The bulk of CFPs configuration data, rules etc. is stored in the registry and not in the CFP directory structure. So, it depends what your zip file contains.

For future reference, there is a script for backing up your settings here:

Script to Backup CPF firewall settings


Thank you for that Toggie - I’ll know better in the future.