Manual description for the location of these files is towards the bottom of this page Installing OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage
"It is important to know the location of the log file and the configuration file, opencpn.conf(Linux)or opencpn.ini (Windows), on your computer. If you ask questions on the forum, there is a fair chance that you will be asked about the content in these files. Once you get familiar with OpenCPN, have a look at the files!"In Windows 7 installs I can find "Install.log" in the Opencpn directory
in several installations. I do not find "opencpn.ini" or "opencpn.conf". Some of these installations are ones that I created by compiling a release and some are downloads that have been installed. I am having trouble finding the file for Opencpn Settings. Has this information become incorporated in a digital file rather than a text file?
I would like to make some changes to the settings. In particular we are working on improvements to a Weatherfax plugin, and Sean mentioned that these settings would probably be in one the log or the settings file, although I have not been able to determine which lines they are. Why do I want editing these setttings? -Because currently in my Weatherfax Plugin I have a series of blank records for Set Coordinates that I would like to delete or remove, and the "remove" function does not appear to be operating on the blank records. I would like to understand what is happening and to clean out or reset this old list.
It would be helpful if I knew where this user information is stored and could get access to it with an editor like Notepad++.
Also even though the access to the Log and Settings file is very easy through the "?" and the buttons to copy to the clipboard, I should know where these files are located.
There does not appear to be any Opencpn ProgramData directory either.
Earlier post from Weaatherfax thread
The coord naming and saving needs some work or I have corrupted my saved coords somehow. I can't seem to remove named coordinates, and I have a lot of blank spaces. It would be nice If I could clean out and reset this list too.