Where is the QAP settings folder (also known as “working directory”)?

The Settings Folder (called “Working Directory” in v9 and before) is the folder where the QAP settings files (QuickAccessPopup.ini and QAP_Frequent.DB) are saved and updated.

Open the Settings folder

Normally, you would not need to open this folder. But if you want to backup its content or to move it to a new computer, you can open this folder by selecting File, Open QAP Settings Folder in the Customize window menu bar (under QAP v9 or earlier, right-click the QAP icon in the Notification zone and select Open QAP working directory).

Location of the Settings Folder if you installed QAP with Easy Setup installation (EXE file)

If you installed QAP using the “one-step installation” procedure using the EXE setup file, the Settings Folder is:

  • for new v10 installations: [user folder]\Documents\Quick Access Popup
    (for example, C:\Users\Jean\Documents\Quick Access Popup)
  • if you first installed QAP with v9 or earlier, the settings folder is
    [user folder]\AppData\Roaming\Quick Access Popup
    (for example, C:\Users\Jean\AppData\Roaming\Quick Access Popup).
Location of the Settings Folder if you are running in Portable mode (ZIP file)

If you preferred the portable installation, by default the Settings Folder is where the QuickAccessPopup.exe program is running.

See also: Can I change the location of my QAP settings folder?