Import / Export Power Settings CFG.

If you have a power configuration that you commonly use on many Windows computers you can export that configuration as a “.pow” file and import it to other computers without having to make all those settings manually.


Here's How:


To export a Power Setting configuration and save it for re-use do the following:

  1. Open an elevated command prompt
  2. To create a list of all of the power plans on your computer with the name and GUID number of each power plan, type:
    powercfg list
  3. The following command will export a configuration file. In this example the file will be saved on the desktop with the name
    Power Plan Name.pow” :
    powercfg -export "%UserProfile%\Desktop\Power Plan Name.pow" GUID

Keep in mind that the GUIDs will be unique from computer to computer, so you cannot “hard code” the GUID value in a script.


To import a save Power Settings configuration do the following:

  • Open an elevated command prompt and enter the following:
    powercfg -import "(Full Path of .pow file)"

Using our example above the command would look like this:

powercfg -import "%UserProfile%\Desktop\Power Plan Name.pow"

Last modified:: 2016/03/19 16:03