Backup and Restore Weather App Settings in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the Weather app which allows the user to get the weather forecast for your current location. It is possible to backup and restore its options.  This is very useful, because you can restore them when required or transfer them to another PC or user account.

Weather App Settings Icon

Windows 10 comes with the Weather app which allows the user to get the weather forecast for your current location. It can show average temperatures and record data for your place and around the world. It is a Store (UWP) app developed by Microsoft which uses the MSN service to get accurate 10-day and hourly forecasts.

Tip: The app can display the temperature in Fahrenheit (°F) or Celsius (°C). You can switch between them quickly with a single keystroke. See the following article:

Change Fahrenheit to Celsius in Weather app in Windows 10

To backup Weather app settings in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Close the Weather app. You can terminate it in Settings.
  2. Open the File Explorer app.
  3. Go to the folder %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe. You can paste this line to the address bar of File Explorer and hit the Enter key.Weather App Data Dir
  4. Open the Settings subfolder. There, you will see a set of files. Select them.
  5. Right-click on the selected files and select "Copy" in the context menu, or press the Ctrl + C key sequence to copy the files.Backup Weather App Settings Windows 10
  6. Paste them to some safe location.

That's it. You just created a backup copy of your Weather app settings. To restore them or move to another PC or user account, you need to place them under the same folder.

Restore Weather options in Windows 10

  1. Close Weather. You can terminate it in Settings.
  2. Open the File Explorer app.
  3. Go to the folder %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe. You can paste this line to the address bar of File Explorer and hit the Enter key.
  4. Here, paste the files settings.dat and roaming.lock.

Now you can start the app. It should appear with all your previously saved settings.

Note: The same method can be used to backup and restore options for other Windows 10 apps. See the articles

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