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Save a users google earth place marks to a different computer

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Save a users google earth place marks to a different computer mralsweeney 10/27/09 4:32 PM
I am upgrading a users workstation and am needing to copy or migrate all the users settings for google earth to their new computer
Re: Save a users google earth place marks to a different computer stokes.pete 10/28/09 3:09 AM
I would also like to know this - today if at all possible.  Thank you.
Re: Save a users google earth place marks to a different computer LuciaM 10/28/09 3:25 AM
The user's Places are contained in a file called myplaces.kml located here:

XP:        C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Google\GoogleEarth\myplaces.kml
VISTA:   C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Google\GoogleEarth\myplaces.kml

After GE is installed, you can paste the existing file into the appropriate location on the new computer (obviously, when GE is not running.) You can also just add the old places file to the new computer's drive and have the user open it in GE with File> Open. They can then drag the placemarks they wish to keep into the fresh Places panel.

The program settings are in the registry. (There is no config file.) The path to the key is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\
Depending upon which version of GE you are using, the key name may be Google Earth Plus, Google Earth Pro or Google Earth EC

Since you are moving the user to a different computer, it may not be worth it to export/import the registry settings. There are not that many settings to begin with and they can be quickly changed using the Options menu. (And of course, you make changes to the registry at your own risk.)

L.
Re: Save a users google earth place marks to a different computer tgkohn 4/5/10 12:03 PM
Am I correct that you use a similar method to save a single item of myplaces? Except that you select the item to save, the location to save it in, and that it uses the .kmz extension?