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Import and Export Settings, Environment, Options Dialog Box

Use this page of the Options dialog box to set preferences for saving settings files as well as specifying whether or not to use team settings files stored on a server. To access this dialog box, on the menu bar, choose Tools, options and then choose Environment, Import and Export Settings in the list.

Automatically save my settings to this file

Displays the location and name of the .vssettings file you are currently using. When you close the IDE, any changes you have made, such as moving windows or changing option selections, are saved to the current file. The next time you start the IDE, your settings are loaded.

Use team settings file

When selected, allows you to navigate to a shared .vssettings file using the Browse button. This settings file is automatically re-applied each time Visual Studio detects a newer version is available.

Note Note

The location of the team settings file must be specified as a UNC path or local path. URLs and other protocols are not supported paths.

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