freecommander.ini is saving in appdata folder

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freecommander.ini is saving in appdata folder

#1 Post by scruffy » 21.03.2011, 03:31

I'm using the standalone version of Freecommander PXE r531 and every time i exit it at uni I get an error message:

Folder is not writeable: C:\documents and settings\<user>\Application Data\FreeCommanderXE\Settings\freecommander.ini

I'm not sure if this is a bug or not, but as far as I can tell I've told it to save the settings in %FcAppDataPath%. Am I missing something?

It runs from a flash drive.

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Re: freecommander.ini is saving in appdata folder

#2 Post by joby_toss » 21.03.2011, 06:34

The app is doing exactly what you told it to do. And you probably don't have write rights for AppData (don't know why).
You would be better off using the %FcSrcPath% variable, so the settings are saved where FreeCommander.exe is (giving the fact that you're using a USB drive).
Hope it helps!

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Re: freecommander.ini is saving in appdata folder

#3 Post by scruffy » 21.03.2011, 06:49

Ahh, sorry, it was acting correctly I just was confused about what I told it to do.

Thankyou very much.

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Re: freecommander.ini is saving in appdata folder

#4 Post by dajare » 31.03.2011, 09:21

I'm having exactly the problem reported in post #1, but I cannot get FCXE to change my settings: it *always* tries to use %FcAppDataPath%. This is on a networked machine on which I am a "user" without full (only limited) rights to AppData.

Is there a command-line switch for path-to-ini, perhaps? I, too, would like the ini in the same folder as the exe (= %FcSrcPath%).

I'm using build 532, non-installer version. Thanks for any help with this!

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Re: freecommander.ini is saving in appdata folder

#5 Post by Marek » 31.03.2011, 21:20

freecommander.exe /Ini=

Remove freecommander.ini from %FcAppDataPath% and then start FC.

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Re: freecommander.ini is saving in appdata folder

#6 Post by dajare » 01.04.2011, 07:35

@Marek - thanks for that! There is now a "\fcxe\.wcx.ini" file saved, strangely (?) with only very few settings:

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[fc_internal_zip]
fcZipCompressionMode=6
fcZipEncryptionMode=0
fcZipSfxStub=%FcSrcPath%
fcZipVolumeSize=10 MB
And that's it, no matter what settings I change, save, "apply", etc. Is this expected? (My "FreeCommander.ini" file is almost 500 lines, by comparison!)

At least those error messages stopped! :) Thanks for your help!

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