Configuration file location

Remote Desktop Manager saves its configuration in a file named RemoteDesktopManager.cfg. This file contains most of the application settings. You can retrieve the installation folder of Remote Desktop Manager by clicking FileSettingsAdvanced. A hyperlink displays the installation folder.

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The configuration file can be located in different folders depending on certain conditions.

Case Configuration file location
Installed under Program Files or Program Files (x86) %LocalAppData%\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager
Application running on Terminal Server %AppData%\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager

This is the roaming profile and avoids multi-user conflicts.
Other Installation folder

Override the default path

There are two ways to change the folder where the configuration file is stored:

  1. Create a file named "Override.cfg" in the application folder. Remote Desktop Manager opens this file and reads the first line. It should contain the desired installation folder (without the file name). If you wish to use the current installation path, put a period in the file. Here are a few examples:
    C:\RDM The config file is saved in the designated folder.
    . The period is used to specify the Remote Desktop Manager installation folder.
    %AppData%\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager Specify the application roaming data folder.
  2. By adding a key in the registry: CurrentUser\SOFTWARE\RemoteDesktopManager, OptionPath. Set the desired path in the key OptionPath. You must not include the file name in the value, just the path.

Default configuration for Remote Desktop Services environment

Please refer to Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Services for details.

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