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How to import Settings for ESET Version 8

Description: This article will show you the procedure for importing settings for your ESET Version 8 program. Note that while ESET Smart Security is referenced in this article that the same process will apply in ESET NOD32 as well.

  1. Open the ESET software by clicking the ESET icon in the lower right corner of your desktop screen (this may include checking in your hidden icons here).
    Windows System Tray ESET Icon
  2. Click on Open ESET.
    ESET Icon Program Options
  3. On the left side choose the Setup tab, and then on the right side choose Import and export settings.
    ESET Home Screen, Setup, Import and Export
  4. Click on the dot for Import settings. Click on the browse button (box with three dots) to select the location of the saved file.
    ESET Import Settings
  5. Select the folder that the ESET Version 8 file was saved in and click on that file to select it. Once selected, click on Open.
    ESET select file to import
  6. This will load all of the settings for ESET Version 8 from an XML file that you previously exported.
  7. You can reference this article for information on how to EXPORT these settings to save for future use when needed.