Where is my Quake Live config located?

Id Software has done a great job hiding your Quake Live config so let’s try and find it. I’ll explain how to find your Quake Live config for Windows XP, Windows Vista, 7 or 8(.1) and the Steam version separately.

Short version:

In Windows XP type the following in your adress bar:

%appdata%\id Software\quakelive\home\baseq3

In Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8(.1) (Standalone game) type the following in your adress bar:

%userprofile%\AppData\LocalLow\id Software\quakelive\home\baseq3

Using the Steam version type the following in your address bar:

%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Steam\SteamApps\common\Quake Live\<yoursteamID>\baseq3

Long version:

Windows XP
The map where your Quake Live config is stored, is a hidden map by default. To be able to see that map, do the following:

  1. On the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, click Folder Options.
  2. Click the View tab.
  3. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.

You can now find your Quake Live config in %appdata%\id Software\quakelive\home\baseq3 (you can copy and paste this location in your address bar).

Using  %appdata% will take you to the correct folder location of the Quake Live config, which in the English version of Windows XP would look something like this:

C:\documents and settings\USERNAME\AppData\LocalLow\id Software\quakelive\homevbaseq3

Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8(.1) (Standalone game)
On your Vista, 7 or 8(.1) computer, the map also will be hidden. You can show hidden files in Vista, 7 or 8(.1) by doing the following

  1. Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
  2. Click the View tab.
  3. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

You can now find your Quake Live config in %userprofile%\AppData\LocalLow\id Software\quakelive\home\baseq3 (you can copy and paste this location in your address bar).

Using  %userprofile% will take you to the correct folder location of the Quake Live config, which in the English version of Windows Vista, 7 or 8(.1) would look something like this:

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\LocalLow\id Software\quakelive\home\baseq3

Windows Steam version
On your XP, Vista, 7 or 8(.1) computer, the map also will be hidden. You can show hidden files in XP, Vista, 7 or 8(.1)by doing the following

  1. Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
  2. Click the View tab.
  3. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

You can now find your Quake Live config in %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Steam\SteamApps\common\Quake Live\<yoursteamID>\baseq3 (you can copy and paste this location in your address bar).

Using  %ProgramFiles(x86)% will take you to the correct folder location of the Quake Live config, which in the English version of Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8(.1) would look something like this:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Quake Live\<yoursteamID>\baseq3

Now you know where the Quake Live config is located in Windows Vista, 7 or 8, Windows XP and the Steam version! Make sure to check our post on how customize your config as well, you might find it very useful.

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