I search the config (.ini) file for QGIS 2.18 on my pc. For QGIS 3.4.8 the file is stored under this path C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\QGIS\QGIS3\profiles\default\QGIS\QGIS3

I can´t find this file for QGIS 2.18.

Where is this file normaly stored?

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According to the QGIS Documentation for 2.18, for a Windows OS it is stored in your registry.

So, in your windows start menu, type regedit to open your registry. There, you can find it under: HKEY\CURRENT_USER\Software\QGIS\QGIS2

I run 2.18 as well and I can see it in my registry. Depending on your OS version, it can differ slightly (such as HKEY_CURRENT_USER instead of HKEY\CURRENT_USER).

  • Ok, but where can I find the .ini file ? For QGIS 3.4.8 the config file is a .ini which I can open in a text editor and can change for example the standard crs for example. This file I need for QGIS 2.18
    – joe_gerner
    Commented Aug 8, 2019 at 6:39
  • I'm not sure if there even is a .ini file to begin with. I think that the registry file is located in your QGIS installation folder, most likely something like this: C:\Program Files\QGIS 2.18\apps\qgis\bin\qgis.reg. Commented Aug 8, 2019 at 6:48

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