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Changing a default path for Veeam Report Viewer's VMR files

KB ID: 1563
Product: Veeam ONE
Version: All
Published: 2012-06-18
Last Modified: 2020-08-13
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Purpose

Need to change a default path which Veeam Report Viewer uses to store VMR files

Solution

To change the default path which Veeam Report Viewer uses to store VMR files per user follow these instructions:

1. Open user.config file under the following folder: %HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\Veeam_Software\VeeamReportViewer.exe_Url_*URLCharacters*\VersionNumber\user.config

Full Path Example:  "C:\Users\administrator\AppData\Local\Veeam_Software\VeeamReportViewer.exe_Url_ogytkjb422ovsw3wssvksu2wcidutppn\4.0.3.264"

2. Change the settings in one of the field to:
<setting name="ReportsFolder" serializeAs="String">
              <value>C:\Users\*UserName*\Documents\My Veeam Reports\</value>
              </setting>
3. Save changes and restart Veeam Report Viewer.

This may not work completely until you get rid of the user.config files under C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Veeam_Software\ (folders like \VeeamReportViewer.vshost._Url_pd2g50aaw0rptp0q4ta5ncjv2ndyz4vl as they are different for every user). You can completely delete those folders with no worries as they will be recreated at next run of Veeam Report Viewer.  


If you want to create a standard of where these files should be saved instead of them being different for every user, please use the following steps.  

1.  Open VeeamReportViewer.exe.config file under the following folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Veeam\Veeam Report Viewer
2.  Change the settings in one of the field to:
<setting name="ReportsFolder" serializeAs="String">
             <value>C:\Users\*UserName*\Documents\My Veeam Reports\</value>
             </setting>
3. Save changes and restart Veeam Report Viewer.
 
This may not work completely until you get rid of the user.config files under C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Veeam_Software\ (folders like \VeeamReportViewer.vshost._Url_pd2g50aaw0rptp0q4ta5ncjv2ndyz4vl as they are different for every user). You can completely delete those folders with no worries as they will be recreated at next run of Veeam Report Viewer.  When they are recreated, the new default path should be generated for the user.config file per user thus using the new standard that you have created.  

More information

Note: The user.config file should be edited for EVERY user which uses Veeam ReportViewer.
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