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Winbox configuration files

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/31

A few notes:

  • WinBox configuration files are under %APPDATA%\Mikrotik\Winbox
    • The subdirectory sessions contains binary *.viw files that seem to represent “view” configurations (the positions, dimensions and other properties of the open Windows in a Winbox session) where the * of the name seems to be an IPv4 address of a machine.
    • Directories named like 6.40.3-2932358209 and 6.43.13-695307561 contain configuration files that seem to determine what WinBox features a certain RouterOS version should reveal; files in those directories seem to always be these:
      • advtool.crc / advtool.jg
      • dhcp.crc / dhcp.jg
      • hotspot.crc / hotspot.jg
      • icons.crc / icons.png
      • mpls.crc / mpls.jg
      • ppp.crc / ppp.jg
      • roteros.crc / roteros.jg
      • roting4.crc / roting4.jg
      • secure.crc / secure.jg
      • wlan6.crc / wlan6.jg
    • There are binary files Addresses.cdb and settings.cfg.viw
    • A text file named sessionpath contains the expanded path %APPDATA%\Mikrotik\Winbox\sessions

The *.crc files contain a CRC code, presumably on the contents of the correspoding *.jg file. The *.jg files seem to contain some kind of JSON.

Some links I found:

–jeroen

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