Saving and restoring queries

Both simple and advanced query dialogs save recent history, but the amount is limited: old queries will eventually be forgotten. Also, important queries may be difficult to find among others. This is why both types of queries can also be explicitly saved to files, from the GUI menus: FileSave last query / Load last query

The default location for saved queries is a subdirectory of the current configuration directory, but saved queries are ordinary files and can be written or moved anywhere.

Some of the saved query parameters are part of the preferences (e.g. autophrase or the active external indexes), and may differ when the query is loaded from the time it was saved. In this case, Recoll will warn of the differences, but will not change the user preferences.