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User settings and customization files

Find user settings and customization files used in Connexion client.

The Connexion client stores your data files in one folder, \MyProfile, in the following location: X:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\OCLC\Connex\Profiles\MyProfile\ (X = the letter of your hard drive)

The following table describes settings and customizations files:

File name (default) Purpose of file

(or other .Keymap.xml files you create)
Stores customized keystrokes that you assign in Tools > Keymaps. When you use a keystroke shortcut, the client carries out any action you assigned to the shortcut. If you did not assign
an action, the client carries out the preassigned action.
AppExclusions.Keymap.xml Stores individual default keystroke shortcuts that you unassign. The client uses the file to restore a single default keystroke when
you reassign it.
Options.xml Contains most of your option settings and customizations; for example, those from Tools > Options tab pages, local file settings, customized toolbar, stored previous searches for all search dialogs, and other information unique to the way you use
the client.
TextStrings.xml Stores text strings you create to enter data that is often repeated
in records (Tools > Text Strings).
user.dic User dictionary for the spell checker.To customize the dictionary,
navigate to Tools > Options > Spelling and click Edit User Dictionary.
UserLogonInfo.xml Stores your user log on information from the current or most
recent online session (in the client, opens via View > User Information or Ctrl+Alt+U)
WebLinks.xml Contains automatic updates to the client that do not require a complete application upgrade.


  • Caution for copying the \MyProfile folder. You can copy option settings to another locations for backup or copy to another machine or to a network drive to share your settings and customization files. However, if you copy the option settings file, Options.xml, for sharing, either:
    • Set the local file locations to a folder that is common to all workstations.
    • Use a text editor such as Notepad or Textpad to remove the lines in Options.xml that define local file path and file names.
    If you keep the local files in the default location, the path name includes the user name, which will differ for each workstation, and therefore cause problems.
  • Hidden files in Windows. By default in Windows, the Documents and Settings folder and its contents, including \MyProfile, are hidden. To show hidden files in your Windows operating system, consult the documentation that came with your system.
  • (Optional) Create multiple user profiles to use different sets of settings, for example, to catalog for different libraries, using Tools > Profiles. Most users do not need multiple profiles. If you do, please note:
    • The settings and customizations that make up a new profile are stored in a separate profile folder that the client requires you to name, not in the \MyProfile folder.

      Example: You create a new profile and name the profile NACOprofile. The new profile is stored in \...\Profiles\NACOprofile.
    • Select the profile you want to use each time you start the client if you set an option in Tools > Profiles.
      Select a profile from Tools > Profiles anytime after the client is open.
    • If you have multiple user profiles, you may have an additional file called Profile.xml in the \...\Connex\Profiles folder. This file stores:
      • The setting for whether or not you want to be prompted to select a profile when you start the client
      • The default profile selection
    • See Create multiple user profiles for options and customizations for more information.