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'''This applies to Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and MXWendler version 4.2 until version 5.0
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This applies to Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and MXWendler version 4.2 and above
  
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'''Problem'''
  
''Problem:''
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You want to store/save/restore/edit your configuration. You are used to editing 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.
* 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
 
  
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'''Solutions'''
  
''Solutions:''
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1. Simple, but not recommended: run MXWendler as Administrator. <br>
* Simple, but not recommended: run MXWendler as Administrator
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2. Simple, but not recommended: Change the User Account Control (UAC) Level. <br>
* Simple, but not recommended: Change the User Account Control (UAC) Level
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3. Recommended: Use MXWendler as a standard user. '''config.xml''' is not in the program files directory anymore, look for it in:
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: '''''C:\Users\(Your Username)\AppData\Roaming\MXW'''''
  
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'''MXWendler Versions > 5.0'''
  
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
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With MXWendler versions 5.2 and above, you can open the current config folder with:
* C:\Users\(Your Username)\AppData\Roaming\MXW ( 64 Bit OS versions )
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:'''Settings &rarr; Open config.xml directory (CTRL+SHIFT+C)'''
* 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 )
 
  
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'''Background'''
  
 
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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.
''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
 

Latest revision as of 11:05, 2 October 2019

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

Problem

You want to store/save/restore/edit your configuration. You are used to editing 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

1. Simple, but not recommended: run MXWendler as Administrator.
2. Simple, but not recommended: Change the User Account Control (UAC) Level.
3. Recommended: Use MXWendler as a standard user. config.xml is not in the program files directory anymore, look for it in:

C:\Users\(Your Username)\AppData\Roaming\MXW

MXWendler Versions > 5.0

With MXWendler versions 5.2 and above, you can open the current config folder with:

Settings → Open config.xml directory (CTRL+SHIFT+C)

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.