How to Transfer, Save, or Export Settings in League of Legends

Have a new setup or new account where you want to play League of Legends? Here’s everything you need to know about transferring.

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League of Legends has become such a massive game throughout the years that the file size has also become something that players don’t want to download again when they’re looking to play it on a different computer. Luckily, there are various ways for players to transfer, save, or export League of Legends from one computer to another, including all the existing content, latest updates, and settings that you want to keep.

How To Export Settings in LoL

Have you found the best settings to play on your account? It can be a pain to copy your League of Legends settings from one account to another, especially if you’re doing it on one computer. However, you don’t have to do so manually since there’s an easy way to do this whether you’re exporting your save files on the same computer or to another device. 

How to Edit the Config Settings in LoL
  1. Log into your main account.
  2. Play a Game (it can be any of the game modes, including practice mode)
  3. Go to the League of Legends folder, which is usually found in [C:\Riot Games\League of Legends], unless you’ve changed the download path.
  4. Enter the Config folder
  5. Look for the files named [game.cfg] and [PersistedSettings.json]
  6. One by one, right-click on these settings and activate the [Read-only] settings on both.

Optional: If you want to save customized Item Builds that you made, you also do this step on the [ItemSets.json] setting.

This makes it so that the save data on your settings remains the same every time you load League of Legends. Keep in mind that this only includes settings and is not an abusable cheat code that gives players access to import unlocked champions, skins, runes, or other items that need to be unlocked by progressing in the game. 

It’s also important to note that any existing settings available in the new account you’re logging in will be replaced by the settings you chose to export. If it’s not your account, it may be good to ask permission from the account owner if they’re comfortable having their settings replaced.

How To Transfer League of Legends Files to Another Computer or Drive

In case you’re looking to get League of Legends on another computer or drive without going through the painfully long process of downloading the game and all the latest patches, you may want to consider transferring the files instead, which takes about a few minutes compared to the hours you’ll spend if you opt to download them from the official website. This is also something that players may want to consider if you’re trying to save space on their SSD.

Riot Games folder containing all their games.
  1. Look for the League of Legends folder, which can usually be found in [C:\Riot Games\League of Legends]
  2. Copy the entire folder
  3. If you’re transferring it to another drive, simply paste it to a folder or driver of your choosing. Otherwise, go to the next step.
  4. Transfer the file on a flash drive or portable hard drive with enough space.
  5. Transfer all the files on the flash drive to your new computer on a drive or folder of your choosing.

Take note that if you’re transferring a file from one drive to another, it may cause issues since the download path is still set to the old location. You’ll need to reset the download path in your game to the new folder so that it’ll download the new files here. Otherwise, you may need to repair the client if the transfer has caused issues when trying to open the client.

Do I need to Save My Account Progress If I’m Going to Play on Another Computer?

Players’ League of Legends accounts are saved inside the Riot Games server, so players don’t have to make any changes or save their accounts to retain their progress, even if they’re going to play on another computer. Any saved settings will also be exported along with the account as long as you played a game after changing your configurations in the game. Even if you choose not to play for a long time, your account will retain all of its progress unless a new patch or update changes the game’s mechanics

The account settings in the Riot Games Website.

Players looking to play on a different server may need to take additional steps to transfer their account. In this case, they’ll be forced to give up certain privileges or account contents since Riot Games included this in the disclaimer.