3.2 Sound lists

Soundpad stores a working copy of the current sound list every 5 minutes, and once on application exit at %Appdata%\Leppsoft, which is equal to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Leppsoft.

3.2.1 Backup and restore

Soundpad creates daily backups of the sound list on application start and stores them for one week in the above-mentioned directory.

Select File ▶ Restore sound list from the menu. Then you can choose, which backup to restore.

3.2.2 Creating new lists

Besides the working copy and the backups you can create distinct lists.
The available options can be accessed from the File menu:
  • New sound list
  • Load sound list
  • Save sound list
  • Save sound list as...
  • Load recent sound list

After you've saved your sound list or loaded one, you will see the path and name of the list in the title of Soundpad. Whenever you change something in your list, you will see an asterisk in the title, which indicates, that there are unsaved changes.

Remember: Soundpad works with a copy of your actual list. All changes you do to it, are stored in the working copy. It might seem like they are saved in the loaded list as well, but this is not the case. To avoid a loss of data, save your list regularly.
You can also save the list by using the shortcut Ctrl+S.

3.2.3 Export sounds

When you are about to switch computers or re-install the operating system, and want to keep the sound files and sound list, then use the export option: File ▶ Export ▶ Sound files.

Soundpad will ask you to select a directory for the export. All sound files of the current sound list are copied to the target directory along with a new sound list file. Afterwards, you can copy that directory to your new computer and just load the exported sound list file in Soundpad.

You can use File ▶ Export ▶ Preferences to export your preferences, too. Copy the exported file to your new system, close Soundpad on that system, and then execute that file to import your preferences.