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Windows 7: INI File Refuses To Accept Changes

15 Nov 2011   #1
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 
INI File Refuses To Accept Changes

A program I use frequently (VuePrint) refuses to let me change the .ini file to a particular opening directory. There is a line in the .ini "Directory=C:\"
I have attempted to change it to "Directory=C:\User1\User\Downloads" to no avail.
I have changed the file logged in as "Administrator" and as the only "User" of the system. Once or twice the change worked, but at next log on, the .ini file had changed back to the original setting.
I have searched the registry and no .ini file reference is there. Yes, I have saved the file using both "Save" and "Save as."
Any help would be appreciated.


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17 Nov 2011   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Some programs only read an .ini file on startup, and write it on exit. If you change the file while the program is running, when the program closes it will write its settings out. This will overwrite your changes.

If that's not what it happening I would try to contact the publishers of the software to find out what the trick is. Perhaps it accepts a command line param to change the setting or some other method.
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18 Nov 2011   #3
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Thank you for the response. Tried your suggestions, but
all failed. Unfortunately, the program has been around for
ions, and last year, went to being "free" with no support.
No biggie, I'll just live with it.
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18 Nov 2011   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Try including the trailing slash such as
"Directory=C:\User1\User\Downloads\"
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18 Nov 2011   #5
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

I just have to laugh every time I change the INI file. It reverts right back to its former settings !!! I'm no longer concerned about it. If it want to open in the "documents" folder, so be it. Thanks for the help, though.
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18 Nov 2011   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bej View Post
I just have to laugh every time I change the INI file. It reverts right back to its former settings !!! I'm no longer concerned about it. If it want to open in the "documents" folder, so be it. Thanks for the help, though.
Thought that might work because on their page there's another .ini file setting for a folder path and it says "be sure to include the trailing slash." Some programmer's are lazy. It's pretty simple to test for a trailing backslash and add one if it ain't there. But what can you do?
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