Difference between revisions of "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
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'''This applies to Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and MXWendler version 4.2 and above
 
 
  
 
''Problem:''
 
''Problem:''
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* Simple, but not recommended: run MXWendler as Administrator
 
* Simple, but not recommended: run MXWendler as Administrator
 
* Simple, but not recommended: Change the User Account Control (UAC) Level
 
* Simple, but not recommended: Change the User Account Control (UAC) Level
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* Recommended: 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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** '''''C:\Users\(Your Username)\AppData\Roaming\MXW'''''
  
  
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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''MXWendler Versions > 5.0''
* 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 )
 
  
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With MXWendler versions 5.2 and above, you can open the current config folder with
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:::'''Settings → Open config.xml directory (CTRL+SHIFT+C)'''
  
  
 
''Background:''
 
''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
 
* 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
 

Revision as of 18:58, 25 August 2018

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 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: 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


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