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|0001588: Is there a way to back up my Speedfan configuration settings?
|I want to be able to save my configurations in case I have to reinstall Windows. I can't find any info on how to do this.
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I restarted my computer and not only does speedfan not restart even though it is in the start menu folder, but I lost all of my settings.
|Okay,I found that if I run speedfan as an administrator my saved configurations come back. I really need to know where these configurations are so I can save a backup. Still can't get speedfan to run on startup.
Okay, I got speedfan to start on reboot, but it won't run as administrator, so it doesn't have any of my settings.
If I check run as administrator in properties, it won't start on reboot. This is really getting confusing.
Vista and Windows 7 changed the way the startup folder works. You should use the Task Scheduler instead.
SpeedFan's configuration is entirely stored in .CFG files that are in the same directory where speedfan.exe resides.
|That worked, Thanks. Only problem now is speedfan doesn't display temps in taskbar. Any fix for this?
|Enter CONFIGURE, select your favourite temperature, check SHOW IN TRAY.
I should have specified. It shows in tray when I manually start, but not when run as a service.
|This last request is something OS specific and I have to admit that I don't know how SpeedFan run as a service can interact with the tray area.
Why do you want to run it as a service then? If you use the task scheduler it starts with Vista/Win7 automatically and shows in the tray. Isn't that what you want?
|Maybe I don't understand what a service is then. I have it set to run in task scheduler. I know it runs after the system boots because I can hear the fans adjust speed, but the tray icon does not appear. If I run the program manually, the tray icon appears fine. This is with Windows 7.
|That is the correct way. Are you sure that it isn't there and not just hidden? Win7 hides many tray icons by default. Can you see the process in the task manager when startup is complete?
I start Speedfan at machine boot with task scheduler under Windows 7 64-bit. Sometimes Speedfan appears as tray icon and sometimes not. It is always active, however, since I hear the fan speeds changing.
If I log in immediately after the Windows 7 login screen appears, Speedfan is often invisible. If I log in some seconds after the login screen appeared (10-30), Speedfan is almost always visible. I have a USB scanner that gives a croaking sound at machine boot initialization after the login screen appeared - if I log in after that sound, Speedfan is visible.
I would like that Speedfan is more Windows 7 specific, that means it should not save its configuration as a file in the program directory. It should either save the configuration into the registry or into a user-specific local configuration file unter c:\users\<username>\appdata\local\Speedfan. This is known as the "local appdata" shell folder.
|Try changing the trigger in the task from boot to logon. Then Speedfan will not load before logon and you should not have the described issue.
Speedfan.xml (3,268 bytes)