Bug report #16941

The new User Profile system broke the existing profile

Added by Harrissou Santanna over 6 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows 10 Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:24840


I just update my nightly to fbff452 which contains the new user profile.
When I launch QGIS, it turns out that it opens with a profile different from the one I'm used to:
- while the computer locale is in French, I used QGIS in English --> it's now in French
- It deactivated the plugins I've installed: actually i didn't install any external plugins, just enabled the Core one --> They are now disabled for most of them. I guess it'd have been the case if I had installed external plugins (or they may have been deinstalled)
- The PostgreSQL database I was connected to is removed
- The console history I've saved in .qgis3 is neither ported

It's really a default, universal profile (a kind of let's begin from the ground). I didn't really customize the QGIS3 I'm using so can't tell what other things have not been ported (eg, custom symbology, default crs...?) but i'd have expected the current items in .qgis3 (and elsewhere) being kept.
I know that new users will launch QGIS3 like a blank page (and would not encounter this issue) but isn't it expected to keep some of .qgis2 items (custom symbology, current language, other global settings...)? I thought I'd seen a PR about a migration interface...

Ps: I don't know whether the chosen category is appropriate


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Please check if this issue is still valid on QGIS 3.4.5 or 3.6.

#2 Updated by Harrissou Santanna almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

I no longer have the environment to test this (migration from 2.x)

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