# Preferences¶

Krita is highly customizable and makes many settings and options available to customize through the Preferences area. These settings are accessed by going to Settings ‣ Configure Krita… menu item. On MacOS, the settings are under the topleft menu area, as you would expect of any program under MacOS.

Krita’s preferences are saved in the file kritarc. This file is located in %LOCALAPPDATA%\ on Windows, ~/.config on Linux, and ~/Library/Preferences on OS X. If you would like to back up your custom settings or synchronize them from one computer to another, you can just copy this file. It even works across platforms!

If you have installed Krita through the Windows store, the kritarc file will be in another location:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\49800Krita_RANDOM STRING\LocalCache\Local\kritarc

Custom shortcuts are saved in a separate file kritashortcutsrc which can also be backed up in the same way. This is discussed further in the shortcuts section.