This article explains how to restore your TRAKTOR layout and settings from a backup if you notice that your TRAKTOR look-and-feel or its general settings (i.e. mappings or audio devices are missing) have changed. These settings includes all Preferences and options in the user interface of TRAKTOR except for the Collection and Playlists.
TRAKTOR creates backup files of your past configuration and labels these backups with the precise time stamp of their creation. In this manner you can choose the appropriate backup file according to the date when your Settings were last in their desired state. Follow the below steps to import a backup of your Settings to TRAKTOR PRO 2:
- Open the TRAKTOR Preferences.
- Click on Import at the very bottom of the Preferences window.
- Navigate to the Settings Backup folder in your TRAKTOR Root Directory. The default paths are as follows:
- OS X: Macintosh HD > User > *Your Username* > Documents > Native Instruments > Traktor 2.x.x > Backup > Settings
- Windows : C:/ > User > *Username* > Documents > Native Instruments > Traktor 2.x.x > Backup > Settings
Note: TRAKTOR PRO 2 creates a new Root Directory with every update. The Root Directory folder name always carries the version number of the update it has been created with. This means that you can access your Settings and Collection from previous updates by choosing the Backup files from the Root Directory of the respective version.The backup file is named according to the following structure: "settings_*Year*y*Month*m*Day*d_*Hour*h*Minute*m*Second*s.tsi"For example, a backup created on December 31st, 2009 at 22:31:32 will be named:"settings_2009y12m31d_22h31m_32s.tsi"
- When you have found the right file, select it and click Open.
- A dialog appears, asking you to Select Categories to Import. This means you can only revert specific types of Settings and keep others as they currently are. Select the Categories you want to import and confirm by clicking OK.
Important Note: If you are importing Settings from an installation of TRAKTOR on another computer, do not select the File Load- And Write-Paths option for the import.
Your backup Settings will now be restored.