This tip is for Visual Studio 2005.
A feature near and dear to my heart is the VSSettings feature, codename profiles. This was my first feature I owned at M0 – meaning I was the QA while it was being designed. I owned it for well over a year during its early development stages, until I moved to Window Management.
To import and export settings
Go to Tools – Import Export Settings
Select whether you want to Import, Export, or Reset. Note: A Reset is the same as doing an Import of every category.
Follow the wizard.
For example, say I need to export my favorite window layouts because I’m handing it off to a coworker or I need to, for whatever reason, reset my defaults. Now there’s a really easy way to export this data to a .vssettings file, instead of having to shut down the shell and make a copy of the window layout .prf file in %AppData%
Exporting creates .vssettings files which you can sync multiple machines too, but this is a tip of the day for another day.