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Where are the "global" settings in Visual Studio 2008 for C++ stored? It took me two weeks to get this project compiled, and I would feel more comfortable if I backed up the file where these settings are stored; I don't want to mess them up.

This is the include paths, the order of the paths, and the library paths, see attached.
include.bmp
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by:alb66
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You don't worry about where VS store all the settings; on the "Tools" menu, choose "Import and Export Settings" and save all settings in an external file.

See also:
"Visual Studio Settings" at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zbhkx167.aspx
"How to: Share Settings Between Computers" at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/1x6229t8(VS.80).aspx
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No, this isn't what I want. I want to preserve the Include and Lib paths in source control. I exported the settings and they weren't in there, nor did it look like they were going to be from the links. Those are different settings.
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by:evilrix
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Just a suggestion... have you checked the registry?

Try looking in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio
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Didn't find anything any good in there.
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>> Didn't find anything any good in there.
And what about documents and settings for default user and all users (or even current user)? Specifically check the Application Data and Local Settings (hidden) folders. I don't have a Window's PC to hand so I am just speculating... but there aren't that many places settings are normally stores assuming it follows the standard MS way of doing things.
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C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0
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Thanks!
C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0
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Sorry... the file is named

VCComponents.dat
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