Windows 7 + Configuration (config.xml)

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This applies to Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and MXWendler version 4.2 until version 5.0


Problem:

  • You want to store/save/restore/edit your configuration. You are used to edit the config file in (MXWendler program location)/config/config.xml, but there is either no file or whatever you change makes no difference to MXWendler


Solutions:

  • Simple, but not recommended: run MXWendler as Administrator
  • Simple, but not recommended: Change the User Account Control (UAC) Level


Recommended: do not alter your system and use MXWendler as a standard user. config.xml is not in the program files directory an more, look for it in

  • C:\Users\(Your Username)\AppData\Roaming\MXW ( 64 Bit OS versions )
  • C:\Users\(Your Username)\AppData\Local\MXWendlerStageDESIGNER ( 64 Bit OS versions )
  • C:\Users\(Your Username)\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\MXWendlerStageDESIGNER ( 32 Bit OS versions )


Background:

  • Since Vista, Windows uses a so-called VirtualStore. For security reasons, a program cannot change any file in the program files directory. So the user is redirected to one of the directories stated above



MXWendler Versions > 5.0

  • These versions store the config.xml in the user directory.
  • Find the location in Settings -> Open config-xml folder
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