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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.
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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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Just a suggestion... have you checked the registry?

Try looking in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio

and

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio

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Didn't find anything any good in there.
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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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