SQL-Developer: Migrate settings files (settings, code templates, snippets, connections etc.)

If you, like me, have a lot of personal settings, code templates, snippets, connections etc. in SQL-Developer, you may want to migrate them to a new version or another computer from time to time. Here are the most important configuration files of SQL-Developer for migrations and backup:

User dependent files

  • Code templates:
    %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SQL Developer\CodeTemplate.xml
  • Snippets:
    %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SQL Developer\UserSnippets.xml
  • SQL history:
    %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SQL Developer\SqlHistory.xml

SQL-Developer version dependent files

The numbers in the following paths vary with the version of SQL-Developer you have installed!
Please look for the appropriate directories of your installation.

  • Accelerators:
    %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SQL Developer\system3.0.04.34\o.ide.11.1.1.4.37.59.31\settings.xml
  • Connections:
    %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SQL Developer\system3.0.04.34\o.jdeveloper.db.connection.11.1.1.4.37.59.31\connections.xml
  • Syntax highlights:
    %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SQL Developer\system3.0.04.34\o.sqldeveloper.11.1.2.4.34\product-preferences.xml
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