if install folder and fcstart.ini are writable

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if install folder and fcstart.ini are writable

#1 Post by linedadelas » 14.02.2020, 08:10

Tools - Settings - Start Program - Configuration folders

says "you can change this path only if install folder and fcstart.ini are writable"

1. Please give the name of install folder name like (c:\Program Files\FreeCommander XE) or whatever, so that we dumbwits can directly go there and check whether it is writable or not.

Now, windows 7 makes all install folders read only, so why make such a condition that goes against default setting of an O.S.? Can't we get to change the settings folders in w7?

2. I didn't find any fcstart.ini in about install folder or in c:\USERS settings folder.
where do I keep this file, what should be its minimal content?

if it is to be in install folder, then w7 will again make that read only by default. so, how does anyone get to change the above settings path then?

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Re: if install folder and fcstart.ini are writable

#2 Post by Odamn-Ete » 15.02.2020, 06:09

Check under

Help -> About.

I don't use W7 but try running an editor as administrator for writing to specified files.

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Re: if install folder and fcstart.ini are writable

#3 Post by ralfso » 15.02.2020, 07:52

If you don't have admin rights or don't know how to remove write protecting rights from specific folders, don't use the typical OS-folders (c:\program files or c:\program files (x86) or c:\windows)

Install FC in an own created folder like c:\tools\freecommander\ and you don't have problems with write protected folders.
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Re: if install folder and fcstart.ini are writable

#4 Post by Marek » 15.02.2020, 09:47

I didn't find any fcstart.ini
The file will be created if does not exists and if the install folder is writeable.

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