16.6. The Mixxx Settings Directory

The Mixxx settings directory contains all user data and settings of your Mixxx installation. If you want to make a backup of your library and all preferences copy the entire directory to a safe place.

Location

Hint

On Windows, the AppData folder is hidden, as well as all files and directories beginning with a dot „.“ on Linux. So if you have not already, you will need to set your file manager to show hidden files and folders.

Windows
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Mixxx
Copy this and paste it into the location bar of a Computer or Folder window.
%LOCALAPPDATA% is then resolved to C:\Users\<your-username>\AppData\Local

Use %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Mixxx if you want to migrate your settings from XP or earlier.
macOS
Mixxx 2.3: ~/Library/Containers/org.mixxx.mixxx/Data/Library/Application Support/Mixxx
Mixxx 2.2 and earlier: ~/Library/Application Support/Mixxx
Linux
~/.mixxx/
This resolves to /home/<your-username>/.mixxx

Content

analysis

This contains all waveform analysis data. This is used to compose a track’s scrolling waveform and track overview. If not existent, this data will be recreated each time a track is loaded into a Mixxx deck. Thus it does not belong to the essential data that needs to be backed up.

broadcast_profiles

All broadcast profiles you have configured.

controllers

All controller mappings you stored. This can be downloaded and self-built mappings, as well as built-in mappings that you modified in Preferences > Controllers > YourController manually or with the MIDI Wizard.

effects.xml

The current configuration of the 4 effect units, incl. the state of all controls.

mixxx.cfg

Everything you configured in the Preferences, deck settings, skin settings, AutoDJ configuration, effect routing etc.

mixxx.log[.NN]

Log files of the last few Mixxx sessions, with mixxx.log being the most recent one, followed by mixxx.log.1 etc.

mixxxdb.sqlite

The Mixxx library database. All track locations, all track metadata, saved cues, loops, colors, playlists, crates, …

samplers.xml

Stores tracks currently loaded to sample decks.

sandbox.cfg

This is used under macOS to track which files Mixxx will have access to

soundconfig.xml

Sound device configuration from Preferences > Sound Hardware