este22, it looks like MP has a small bug by exporting all channelgroups with a sortnumber of 9999. If you change after an export this number your import later on will reflect the correct group ordering. Open YourBackupFolder\TV_USER\TvSettings.xml with a text editor and search for <channelgroup. You will find an attribute SortOrder="9999" Change this number to the desired order of your groups. Then you will see this order sequence after importing. I think it works correctly for the channel ordering within a group. I have now released version 188.8.131.52 after more testing was done. Thanks again to este22. This is a larger change as it supports now all plugins using standard settings for storing the plugin configuration data. Version 184.108.40.206 released on 18.Aug.2011 data are incompatible to previous versions! So you must do an export with this version first before importing! • added general database query for all settings. So the plugin will now export/import all settings. By that future setting changes and plugin settings will be automatically covered • between up/down grading from MediaPortal 1.1 to 1.2 the mpei installation directory will no more be restored as it can include incompatible plugins.