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How to backup & restore your JD configuration

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How to backup/restore your JD configuration

This can be helpful if you:

  • Are moving from one computer/OS to another
  • Simply want to have a backup
  • Are re-installing JDownloader and want to keep your previous config

[Beginners] How to create a backup?

  1. Click on File --> Backup --> Backup all settings
  2. Select your save path and confirm.
  3. A file with the ending ".jd2backup" will be created in your selected folder.
    This includes the following information:
    - Downloadlist
    - LinkGrabber List
    - All settings
    - All of your accounts
    - EventScripter scripts
    - Basically everything from inside the "[Your JD install dir]/cfg" folder

[Beginners] How to restore a backup?

  1. Click on File --> Backup --> Restore settings
  2. Select your previously saved file and confirm
  3. JD will restart with your restored settings

[Advanced & Headless users] How to backup- and restore your JDownloader configuration via configuration folder backup (settings, accounts, downloadlist etc.)?
Alternative: How to backup your config even if JDownloader doesn't start at all e.g. due to a broken installation.


Inside your JDownloader install dir you can find a folder called cfg.
This folder contains your complete config so you can manually create a backup of it.


You can of course use external backup applications to automatically create backups from said folder.
Examples of such applications:
Windows, Linux, Mac: FreeFileSync (link), Syncthing (link)
Linux: Resilio (link)

Restoring a cfg folder backup

Copy the previously stored cfg folder over to your new JDownloader installation.

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