Dead laptop, where are machine setting stored on disk


(David Snyder) #1

Hi,
Long story short, I installed Win 10 on a brand new sold state drive on an old laptop. I left the original disk alone. It was just running out of storage space. My thought was that I would go back and get all the info off of it after I went through and upgraded. I did everything by disconnecting the battery and only using the one internal hard disk spot in the laptop. Turns out that something got messed up, and I am now unable to boot into windows 7 on the original disk. I can access the files, but can’t actually get into the operating system. This leads me to the question at hand. Where can I find the machine settings file that Carbide Motion reads? This would be all the grbl settings. I made some changes to to account for belt stretch and was hoping to find this file(if it exists) so that I wouldn’t have to go through the exercise again. I did a pretty exhaustive search in the hidden appdata files and other places, but have come up empty. It makes sense to me that there is a text file that is read into CM with this information. Thanks for your help!
Dave


(Dustin S Tilton) #2

Those are stored on the controller, not your PC. Get reconnected and your settings will be there. If you upgrade or downgrade the firmware you could lose custom settings, but you won’t lose anything by changing PCs.


(William Adams) #3

There is some awareness of which machine type Carbide Motion has been connected to — just note any customized defaults by sending $$ and check the Log, then re-send the defaults:

If you’re using Carbide Motion 4 and Grbl 1.1: http://docs.carbide3d.com/support/carbideupdater/#carbide-motion-v4 — this should be the currently shipping configuration.

If using CM3 and Grbl 0.9: http://docs.carbide3d.com/software-faq/shapeoko-3-default-grbl-settings/ and http://docs.carbide3d.com/shapeoko-faq/shapeoko-enable-homing/


(David Snyder) #4

Thanks Will and Dustin! I forgot that these settings were on the controller memory. Appreciate your help!
Dave


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