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Importing filter buttons

asked 2022-12-02 10:18:46 +0000


I recently had to reset my pc to factory settings meaning i lost my wireshark config.

In the past, im pretty certain i was able to import my filter button settings by placing the filter file into the appdata/wireshark/dbutton_filters

However, when i do this now i cannot get my filter buttons to appear.

I realise you can manually enter them, but i have over 150 to input which i do not wish to do manually.

Anyone able to help?


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Buttons are per profile. Is appdata/wireshark/dbutton_filters the Default profile and is that the current profile in Wireshark?

On Windows 10, there is an extra level in the directory: AppData\Roaming\Wireshark

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2022-12-02 14:21:52 +0000 )edit

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answered 2022-12-02 14:08:52 +0000

hugo.vanderkooij gravatar image

Do create one from the GUI. Then see what the resulting file looks like. In particular file ownership and stuff like that. My laptop is pain this way as Wireshark will barf a lot and fail to load the files if I just replace them. If wireshark creates them they have rather different access rights and ownership.

Windows 11 can be a real pain in this regard.

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